Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Barnabas Deane, 14 January 1782

From Barnabas Deane8

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Wethersfield Jany. 14th. 1782


I have Taken the Liberty to inclose to Your Excellency a Letter for my Brother,9 which I must beg you to forward him.

I am with Respect Your most Obedient and Very Humble Servt.

B. Deane

His Excellency Dr. Franklin

Notation: B. Deane Jany. 14 1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8One of only two extant letters to BF from Silas Deane’s brother; the other is in XXV, 646–7.

9Probably from Barnabas himself, who was concerned that he had received no response to the letters he had recently written: Deane Papers, V, 22.

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