The writer would express his thanks to those who have sent many records in their line. Especially to L. 11. Prentice.of Chicago, for his valuable aid and interest in the work, without which he would have abandoned it as a thankless task, in trying to preserve information valuable to the name. Though there appear to be no millionnaires of the name, the stock is good, and each pursues his individual calling in comfortable circumstances, as believed, and respected by neighbors and friends. A number follow Franklin's profession. Should a gathering of the whole clan be had at any time, with those connected, it would bring a small army together, and be a pleasant reunion, as a few separate branches have had heretofore. The writer now intro duces the present to the past.