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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1777
|Benjamin Franklin to his nephew Jonathan Williams discussing his belief in the ultimate success of the American cause
|27 May 1777
|Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)
|Franklin states that "You and your Country are engag'd in a good Cause, which God will finally crown with Success. Let nothing discourage." Franklin also mentions Williams' son John in Nantes. Franklin concludes: "I continue amazing well and hearty for my Age, and hope to live to see the End of these Troubles, and our Country establish'd in Freedom, when it will soon become great and glorious, by being the Asylum of all the Oppress'd of Europe, and the Resort of the Wealthy who love Liberty...." (Stored as open folio)
|Revolutionary War Religion Health and Medical Freedom and Independence Liberty Refugees
|Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)
|The American Revolution; Religion; Children & Family; Health & Medicine
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859