Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Philip Hancock, 19 August 1778

From Philip Hancock

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Amsterdam Augast 19; 1778

Most Honored Sir

As you have Been so good to Premitt Me to have the Honour to Pay you a Visit, Thought it my Duty to Aquint you that I Set out from hence in Two or Three Days. Would Have Come Amatley [immediately] on Recipt of your Letter To Mr. Le Grand only waits for the Arivell of the Englesh Post By which I Expect to Recive Some Letters. Mr. Le Grands Behavour to Me has not Onley Been that of a Gentleman But a friend.2 I am with Due Respect your Excenelecy’s Most Obedient Servent

Philip Hancock

Addressed: Honnourable Benjn. Franklin parries

Endorsed: P. Hancock

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2As indeed was the case: see Georges Grand’s of the following day.

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