Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Edward Bancroft, [21 November 1777]

From Edward Bancroft

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Fryday Morning [November 21, 17776]

Dear Sir,

Mr. Hodge is just arived from Dunkirk and Mr. Deane intreats that you will immediatly come to Town on Business of very great importance. I am most respectfully Your most Humble and most Devoted Servant

Edwd. Bancroft

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6William Hodge had been expected back from Dunkirk on the 20th: Deane Papers, II, 227. The important business presumably had to do with finding him passage to a port from which he could safely get home; see ibid., p. 227.

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