Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from E. Thornton, 1 January 1778

From E. Thornton2

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris jan the 1: 1777 [1778]


I Received a Letter yesterday from Mr. Thornton with the inclosed. Be so Obligen [as to] lett me know if it Comes Savef to Hand. I am Sir your Obegant Humble Servant

E Thornton

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur fankelin / a passy

Notation: Thornton Mrs

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Doubtless the sister or wife of John Thornton; he was sending by her some document, now missing, that presumably related to his effort to obtain an exchange of prisoners. She must have misdated her note, for on Jan. 1, 1777, to the best of our knowledge, BF did not know Thornton.

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