Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from George Woulfe, 30 September 1780

From George Woulfe

ALS: American Philosophical Society

saturday morn 30th. 7ber. [1780]5


On my return home late yesterday Evening I found a letter from my Friend M. Petrie with the inclosed,6 wch. he desires I Shou’d get carefully delivered into your or your Grandson’s hands. I am sorry to have been detained so long yesterday where I dined, wch. prevented your receiving it yesterday Evening.

I am with the truest respect sir your most humble & most obedt. Servant7

G: Woulfe

Notations in different hands: Ansd / G. Woulfe

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The only year during BF’s stay in France when Sept. 30 fell on a Saturday.

6The letter was probably Petrie’s of Sept. 22, above.

7Woulfe wrote to BF twice more, on Oct. 14 in English and on the 18th in French; both times he forwarded newspapers from Petrie. APS.

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