Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Temple Franklin, 26 November 1778

To William Temple Franklin

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Passy, Nov. 26. 1778

Dear Grandson,

I receiv’d yours last Evening, with the Copies enclos’d,1 and am now more certain than before that the whole is a piece of Roguery. As when you receive this, it will be 10 Days since his quitting the Road of Dieppe, if he has not return’d in that time, it is probable he will not return at all; so we would have you return hither without waiting longer for him. If he should hereafter come, and venture on shore, he will be taken by the Orders you leave from the Minister; but I believe he is too cunning for that. My Respects to Mr Baron. I am ever, Your affectionate Grandfather

B Franklin

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur W. T. Franklin / chez M. le Baron / Negociant / à Dieppe

1We have found neither letter nor enclosure, but certainly they deal with the “Job Prince” story which WTF had been dispatched to investigate.

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