From John Fraser
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Reading 15th 8br 1776
I received your favor of the 28. Ulto.4 and I am exceedingly obliged to you for the trouble you have been at on my account, I am only unelucky in having got my Second leave for Canada when I can not make use of it. I have been very much indisposed these three weeks and I am yet too weak to undertake the journey, as soon as my health will permit, I’ll go to Philada. to take the benefit of the indulgence of the Congress5 and then will take the opportunity of thanking you for your good Offices. I Remain sincerely Sir your most Obedient and humble servant
Benjamin Franklin Esqre
Endorsed: From J Fraiser
4. He is acknowledging BF’s reply, now lost, to his letter above of Aug. 24, 1776.
5. The JCC make no mention of him. He was presumably back in Montreal by the following June, when a petition was circulated to have him restored to his judgeship: Hilda M. Neatby, The Administration of Justice under the Quebec Act (Minneapolis, Minn., 1937), p. 57.