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I am very sensible of the honour done me by your House of Representatives, in appointing me their Agent here. It will make me extreamly happy, if I can render them any valuable Service. I have had several Conferences with Mr. Bollan on their Affairs.
There is a good Understanding between us which I shall endeavour to cultivate. At present the Cloud, that threatened our Charter Liberties, seems to be blown over. In time, I hope harmony will be restored between the two Countries, by leaving us in the full possession and enjoyment of our Rights.
It will be a great pleasure to me if I can be any way useful to your Son while he stays in England ; being with the greatest Esteem and Respect for you and Mrs. Bowdoin, dear Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant
P. S. Inclos'd I send you a Copy of an original Paper of some curiosity now in my hands. The first part, i.e. the Queries you will find in the papers pertaining to the Governor's History, but not the Abstract or state given with them to Mr. Randolph.
- Benjamin Franklin
- The Writings of Benjamin Franklin Volume V, Albert Henry Smyth, 1906