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University of California - San Diego

Franklin Letters

Caption: These are Benjamin Franklin letters, concerning the start of the French and Indian War, as copied by Briton Thomas Birch in 1757 or 1758. At the top is letter #25, from William Shirley Jr. to Governor Morris; at the bottom is the start of letter #26, from William Franklin to Benjamin Franklin; the bottom two lines are: “’Tis scarcely to be believed what havock & oppression have been committed by the army in their march. Hardly a farmer…”

Credit: Courtesy of the British Library.

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