Benjamin Franklin, Letter to George Washington, 1776

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Benjamin Franklin, Letter to George Washington, 1776

Philadelphia, June 21. 76
Dear Sir
I am [much] obliged by your kind
Care of my unfortunate Letter, which at
last came safe to hand. I see in it a
Detail of the mighty Force we are threatened with
which however I think it is not certain will ever arrive; &
see more certainly the Ruin of Britain if
she persists in such expensive distant Expeditions,
which will probably prove more disastrous to her
than anciently her Wars in the Holy Land.

I return Gen. Sulivan's Letter enclos'd: Am
glad to find him in such Spirits, that the
Canadians are returning to their [Regard fortis?] I am just
recovering from a severe Fit of the Gout, which
has kept me from Congress & Company almost ever since you left
us, so that I know little of what has pass'd there, ex-
cept that a Declaration of Independence is preparing.
With the greatest Esteem & Respect, I am,
Dr Sir,
Your most obdt
& most humd Sen

G Washington


Benjamin Franklin
Date written
cm x cm in x in, ivory unlined
Penmanship Style
Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to George Washington [New York]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1483 - 1876. [1]
File name
Franklin Benjamin 17xx-0x-0x
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