Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Gurdon Saltonstall, [27 August 1775]

To Gurdon Saltonstall3

Paraphrased and quoted in Saltonstall to Silas Deane, September 7, 1775: Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

[August 27, 1775]

I have an esteemed favor of Doctr. Franklyn’s dated 27. ulto. kindly acknowledg the receipt of mine you forwarded datd. 11th. ulto. condolg me on my misfortunes, and adds “shall be glad of any opertunity of doing what may be agreable to you. The Comptroler of the General Post Office will soon be along your road to settle the Offices and Stages,4 by him I shall send a Commission to you as you desire, with directions to him to inform himself of anything that may be done for your Son.” And thanks me for the Inteligence sent him.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Deane’s father-in-law, for whom see the note on Gale to BF above, Aug. 7.

4The comptroller was RB; see BF to Cooke above, Aug. 27.

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