Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Mehetable Newland, 12 August 1776

From Mehetable Newland4

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Stafford Monmouth County Augst the 12th 76


As Mr. Newland has the honour of being known to you, I have taken the liberty of asking the favour, whether you have heard, any thing of him, sence he Embark from New York for Quebec. From the deferent reports of the Success of our Troops, at that place, I am under the greatest uneasiness for his Welfare. Sir from the thousand Amiable qualities of your Character I flatter my self youl Pardon this Intrusion. I am Sir with the greatest Esteem Your Most Humble Servant

Mehetable Newland

Addressed: To / The Honourable / Doct. Benjamin Franklen / at / Philadelphia

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4All we know about her is in this note. For her missing husband see the annotation of his letter above, Feb. 5, 1776.

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