Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Dr. Joseph Jeffries, 12 January 1779

From Dr. Joseph Jeffries2

AL: American Philosophical Society

London Jany 12th 1779

Dr Jeffries, who saw a letter to a common friend, in wc it was said, I desire to be remembered to the Society wc you know I love & esteem,3 with pleasure takes this oppertunity of assuring you, in their name & his own,— that their love & esteem of you is not in the least abated since you left them.

Notation: [A?] Dr Jeffries to B. F.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2For this dissenting clergyman see XVI, 224n.

3The common friend may well have been Richard Price, and the Society was the Club of Honest Whigs: XXVI, 432.

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