Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Hodgson, 15 December 1781

To William Hodgson

ALS: William L. Clements Library; AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Dec. 15. 1781

Dear Sir,

It being long since I have had the Pleasure of hearing from you,5 & understanding that a Packet Boat has been lost;6 I fear some of my late Letters may have miscarried, and therefore send the above Copies.7 With great Regard, I am, Dear Sir, Your most obedient and most humble Servant

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Hodgson’s last extant letter, written on Oct. 30, is in XXXV, 672–3.

6See our annotation of BF’s letter to Burke of this date.

7His letters of Oct. 31 and Nov. 19 were copied by L’Air de Lamotte and the present letter was appended.

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