Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Tuthill Hubbart, 14 May 1778

From Tuthill Hubbart2

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Boston May 14th. 1778

Dear Sir

I have inclosed You One Letter I received from Aunt Mecom to forward You.3

It gave real pleasure to your Friends to hear of your welfare after an account circulated of an attempt on your Invaluable Life tho’ not Effected it was said left You in a languishing condition. Pray God preserve You to return to Your Native country long to enjoy the fruit of your Exertions for their Bennefit. I but this moment heard that the Frigate was to sail for France. I have inclosed You what Pappers I could get on this short notice. Suckey and Judith4 desires their Duty to You and beleive me to be with the greatest respect Your Most Affectionate Nephew

Tuthill Hubbart

To Doctr B. Franklin Esqr

Endorsed: Tuthill Hubbart

Notation: May 14. 1778.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2His first extant letter since February, 1775: above, XXI, 500–1.

3Above, May 5.

4“Sukey” was his aunt Suzannah (above, VII, 95 n), and Judith, Catharine Greene’s sister, was the wife of his brother Thomas.

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