|Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:|
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vol. III: Literature of the Revolutionary Period, 17651787
|To William Strahan, After the War Had Begun|
|By Benjamin Franklin (17061790)|
YOU are a member of Parliament, and one of that majority, which has doomed my country to destruction. You have begun to burn our towns and murder our people. Look upon your hands, they are stained with the blood of your relations! You and I were long friends; you are now my enemy, and I am
B. FRANKLIN. PHILADELPHIA, 5 July, 1775.