Dr. Franklin to Arthur Lee
Craven-Street, London, March 19, 1775.
DEAR SIR: I leave directions with Mrs˙ Stephenson to deliver you all the Massachusetts papers, when you please to call for them. I am sorry that the hurry of preparing for my voyage, and the many hinderances I have met with, prevented my meeting with you and Mr˙ Bollan, and conversing a little more on our affairs before my departure. I wish to both of you health and happiness, and shall be glad to hear from you by every opportunity.
I shall let you know how I find things in America. I may possibly return again in the autumn, but you will, if you think fit, continue henceforth the Agent for Massachusetts, an office which I cannot again undertake. I wish you all happiness, and am ever yours, affectionately,