Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Edward Bancroft, [October 1778 or after]

From Edward Bancroft

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Monday Evening. [October, 1778 or after]1

Dear Sir

I have a few Lines from Mr. Deane dated Philadelphia 6th. Septr. 1778 and refering to Packets which he had just Sealed; I suppose they must have come under Cover to you, and beg you will in that Case send them by the Bearer. I am with the utmost respect and Devotion Dear Sir Yours

Edwd. Bancroft

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsr. Franklin / Passy

Notation: Edw. Bancroft

1Lacking the letter from Deane to Bancroft we cannot know the date of this letter, but this is the earliest possibility. See Deane to BF, above, Sept. 15 for Deane’s surviving correspondence.

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