1769 March 9. Benjamin Franklin ALS to Joseph Galloway; London, [England].
Agents agreed to join a petition to repeal the Duty Act. Franklin drafted a petition. The petition was not based on a denial of Parliament's rights and so, Franklin believed that they would receive it. Agents feared that not addressing Parliament's rights would show implicit acceptance. The petition was dropped. Gov. Pownall is a "warm Friend for the Colonies in Parliament." He has privately published his speech against the resolutions. Believes that the only way to repeal the Duty Acts is a unanimous non-importation agreement.