[dateline] Philadelphia Septr. 30. 1775
[salute] Dr sir
Mr. Lynch, Coll. Harrison, and Dr. Franklyn are preparing for a Journey to Watertown
and Cambridge, one of whom will do me the Favour of taking this Letter.1
Mr. Lynch, you have seen before. He is an oppulent Planter of Great Understanding
and Integrity and the best Affections to our Country and Cause.
Coll. Harrison, is of Virginia, and the Friend and Correspondent of the General, but
it seems by a certain Letter, under some degree of Prejudice against our dear New
These Prejudices however, have arisen from Misrepresentation and may be easily removed.
Dr. Franklyn needs nothing to be said. There is no abler or better American, that
I know of.
I could wish a particular Attention and Respect to all Three.
I know you will be pleased to be introduced to these Gentlemen, because it will give
you an opportunity of serving your Country.3
I am your Friend,