Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Patience Wright, 19 June 1783

From Patience Wright

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London June 19th 1783

Honred Sir

Mr Mascall is on his Way to Settel in Philadelphia—he was amongst the first men who wrote against the American War, and one of the first in the London association &ce—his Stedy behavour against the Wicked Medlars of the Ministry—and he faithful in the Cause of The Rights OF THE People5—Brott on a Suffering and percecution—from Lords Mansfield and other Men in Power which has deservedly Recomended him to the favour of America—

Mr Mascall has a Knowledge of Phisick, Brot up an appotacary—Cymistt &ce has a Strong understanding, Knows the laws of England has Read Men and Books, and been usefull in the Cause of America and Intends Spending the Remainder of his Days in that Contry of Peace and Liberty—

I am Sir with the higest Esteem your faithful friend and humbl Servnt

Patience Wright

To Doct Franklin

Addressed: To / His Exelency Doctr Franklin

Notation: Wright 19 June 1783.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Mascall criticized the North administration at a Sept. 25, 1775, meeting of the freeholders of Middlesex: Peter Force, ed., American Archives …, Fourth Series (6 vols., Washington, D.C., 1837–46), III, 785.

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