From Benjamin Franklin
Philada. Oct. 14. 1787
I take this Opportunity of sending you another Copy of the propos’d new federal Constitution, and of acquainting you that the Box containing the Encyclopedia for me and Mr. Hopkinson is just come to hand in good Order. With great Respect and Esteem I am, Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant,
RC (DLC). Not recorded in SJL but entered in SJL Index and, therefore, probably received early in 1788, for which year the pages are lacking in SJL. Enclosure: Probably one of the official copies of the Constitution (see note to Washington to TJ, 18 Sep. 1787).