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Trenton, April 5. 1757
My dear Child,
We found the Roads much better than we expected, and got here well before Night. My kind Friend Mr. Griffitts’s Carriage appearing too weak in the Wheels, I have accepted Mr. Martin’s obliging Offer, and take his Carriage forward from this Place, and he will return to Town in Mr. Griffitts’s. About a Dozen of our Friends accompanied us quite hither, to see us out of the Province, and we spent a very agreable Evening together. I leave Home, and undertake this long Voyage more chearfully, as I can rely on your Prudence in the Management of my Affairs, and Education of my dear Child; and yet I cannot forbear once more recommending her to you with a Father’s tenderest Concern. My Love to all. If the Roads do not prove worse, we may be at Woodbridge to night. I believe I did not see Mr. Dunlap when I came away, so as to take leave of him; my Love to him. Billy presents his Duty, and Love to all. I am, Your affectionate Husband
Give my hearty Thanks to Mr. Griffitts.
- Benjamin Franklin