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Thompson; in the enclosed letter Mr. Galloway has written out what
he knew of the affair; possible that Major Thompson may have dis-
posed of his rights ; thinks if there is any heir living, he ought to put in
his claim at once. Map of the original purchasers. A. L. S. 2 p.

Ill, 102.

From W. Brownrigg. 1772. June 12. Armathwaite.

Has just received a letter from Sir John Pringle, in which he speaks
of paying him a visit and of the possibility of Franklin's accompanying
him ; will esteem himself highly obliged by the favor of Franklin's com-
pany, and therefore adds his solicitations to those of his good friend
Pringle. A. L. S. i p. Ill, 103.

From J[osepli] Priestley. 1772. June 13. Leeds.

Thanking him for the paper entitled ' The Native of New England ' ;'•
much struck with it, before he knew " Poor Richard " was the author.
Experiments on air. A. L. S. 4 p. Ill, lOzYz-

Printed in Works (Sparks, VII, p. 344).

'Probably alluding to a piece entitled 'Toleration in Old England and New

From Jona[tlian] Williams, Jr. 1772. June 13. Boston.

Introducing Mr. Adam Winthrop, son of Dr. Winthrop of Cam-
bridge. Mr. Bancroft's stay in Boston too short to enjoy much of his
society. A. L. S. i p. XXXVII, 14.

From [Baron] Francis Maseres. 1772. June 17. Inner Temple.

Comments on a Parliamentary Act for relief of the poor. Sends him
a copy of a draught of an Act of Parliament for settling the laws of
Quebec, which he has prepared merely of his own accord in order to
expedite the settlement of that province, where everything seems to be
in suspense. Discusses question of the Dutch scheme. Something like
the alms-house in England. A. L. S. 7 p. Ill, 104.

From John Walsh. 1772. June 21. Paris.

Has procured two copies of Gennete's book for Franklin; various
civilities shown him by M. Le Roy, M. Trudaine and others; has

Letters to Benjamin Franklin 135

attended two meetings of the Academy of Sciences, where he had a
polite and obliging reception. Has made no secret of his intention to
prosecute experiments on the torpedo [a species of ray-fish] ; they are
found in great numbers at La Rochelle; just starting for that place.
Low ebb of electricity at Paris ; account of an electrical experiment made
by the Due de Chaulnes. A. L. S. 4 p. (In duplicate.)

Ill, 105 and 106.

From [Earl of] Stirling, [William Alexander],
1772. June 30. New York.

After his arrival in America, bought a great quantity of land, with
a view to disposing of it again to his advantage; sudden change that
took place rendered lands almost unsaleable; to extricate himself from
debt, has devised a scheme to sell some of the land by way of a lottery,
which has met with considerable success in most of the Colonies; asks
Franklin to give it his countenance among his friends in England.
A. L. S. 2 p. Ill, 107.

From W[illia]m Franklin. 1772. June 30. Burlington.

Various accounts between himself and his father. A. L. S. 2 p.

Ill, 108.

From Jona[tlian] Williams, Jr. 1772. June — . Boston.

Concerning his account with Mr. Warren. His father has received
Hall's bond and desires a power of attorney. A. L. S. 3 p.


From J[osepli] Priestley. 1772. July i. Leeds.

Curious experiments on air, and discoveries of various properties.
A. L. S. 3 p. Ill, 65.

Printed in Works (Sparks, VI, 346).

From John Walsh. 1772. July 12. La Rochelle.

Experiments for ascertaining the electrical properties of the torpedo.
A. L. S. 5 p. (In duplicate.) Ill, 109 and no.

Printed in Works (Sparks, VI, 348).

136 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

i^rom J [ohn] Robertson, 1772. July 14. London.

Notice to attend the Royal Society's Committee meeting, to consider
the request made by the Board of Ordnance for directions how to apply
electrical conductors to the powder magazine at Erith. A. L. S. i p.

Ill, III.

From E[rasmus] Darwin. 1772. July 18. Lichfield.

Account of an experiment he tried of filling a bladder with unmixed
air from the muddy bottom of the creek, then pricking the bladder with
a pin and applying a candle to it; showed no tendency to catch fire.
Would be glad of any observations of Franklin's on the alphabet. Is
there any truth in the report that somebody has attempted to make a
speaking machine? A. L. S. 4 p. Ill, 112.

From Dr. [Richard] Watson. 1772. July 31. Lincoln's Inn Fields


Concerning an expedition to Purfleet; hopes Franklin will call to
arrange a time before the summer is too far advanced; whenever the
meeting is fixed their President is willing to be of the party. L. in 3d
P. I p. Ill, 113.

From Pat[rick] Wilson. 1772. August 3. [London.]

On the point of leaving for Glasgow; will take care to deliver the
volume of the American [Philosophical Society's] Transactions to the
questor of their library. A. L. S. i p. Ill, 114.

From John Whitehurst. 1772. August 4. Derby.

Has that day delivered Franklin's clock to Mr. Clark; gives him
certain directions as to unpacking it. A. L. S. i p. Ill, 115.

From Jean Baptiste Toderini. 1772. August 15. Forli.

Giving an account of a work, published by him, entitled " Filosofia
Frankliniana." A. L. S. i p. (In French.) Ill, 116.

Printed in Works (Sparks, VI, 351).

i^roOT Will [iam] Strahan. 1772. August 21. New Street [London].

Asking Franklin to remind Mr. Galloway of the money due him for
types and newspapers sent to Mr. Goddard; hard that he should suffer
for the madness and ingratitude of Goddard, when he only obeyed Mr.
Galloway's order. A. L. S. i p. Ill, 117.

Letters to Benjamin Franklin 137

From Pet[er] Timothy. 1772. August 24. Charles Town.

Has not heard a word from Franklin, in answer to his letters for
over a year; enough to discourage further correspondence; is ready for
any employment in His Majesty's service. Recommends Capt. Elias
Vanderhorst to Franklin's friendship. A. L. S. 3 p. Ill, 118.

From John Walsh. 1772. August 27. Paris.

Congratulating Franklin on his being elected by the French Academy
of Sciences to be one of its eight foreign members. Concerning his ex-
periments with the torpedo. A. L. S. 8 p. Ill, 119.

froOT Jona [than] Williams [Sr.]. 1772. August — .

Franklin's kindness to his son, whose loss they feel deeply. Execu-
tion obtained against Hall. Messages to the family. [Badly mutilated.]
A. L. S. I p. XXXVII, 16.

From [Capt.] Nath[aniel] Falconer. 1772. September 2. Downes.

Asking' Franklin to call on Mr. Samuel Wharton when the grant
is made for his right to 40,000 acres, and if more money is necessary, to
kindly advance it for him. A. L. S. i p. Ill, 120.

From [Mile.] Biheron. 1772. September 10. Paris.

Seizes the occasion of Mr. Walsh's departure to send Franklin a speech
in their " Cour des Aides " by their celebrated M. Malherbe. High
consideration in which Mr. Walsh is held. Begs Mrs. Stevenson to
hand a little package of powder to a poor linen draper who has had
trouble with his eyes. A. L. S. 2 p. In French. Ill, 121.

From Rich[ard] Price. 1772. September 30. Newington Green.

Enclosing Dr. Priestley's letter; at a loss whether to be glad or sorry
at his rejection of Lord Shelburne's proposal. Thanking Franklin for
mentioning him to Sir John Pringle; afraid they will both be disap-
pointed in him; hours at which he preaches. A. L. S. 3 p. Ill, 122.

From Count of Belgioiso. \_Circa 1772.] September 30. London.

Desiring to know where the person lives who makes the glasses for
the Armonica. L. in 3d P. i p. XLI, 136.

Obliged to defer giving him a particular answer, as the French Am-
bassador does not return from Scotland till November. L. in 3d P.
I p. XLI, 114.

138 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From Joseph Smith. 1772. October i. Burlington.
Present Assembly met the previous month at Amboy; understands
they have continued Franklin as Agent; has received for his use £275,
being two years and nine months salary as agent. A. L. S. i p.

Ill, 123.

From Jesser. 1772. October 7. College Hill.

Governors of the London Hospital will be much obliged to Dr. Frank-
lin if he will write to Mr. Golden and Mr. Dixon what he thinks to be
necessary on the state of the case which Mr. Jesser left for him. L.
in 3d P. I p. Ill, 124.

From [Barbeu] Dubourg, 1772. October 9. Paris.

Returned from the country, to find the manuscript of the translation
of Franklin's works by M. Lesqui, awaiting him; will not quit the
work now until he has finished it. Difficulties in the way of publishing
his " Petit Code de I'Humanite " ; if the same obstacles exist in England
will have it printed secretly at Caen. Has sent him the new volume
of the " Ephemerides du Citoyen." Mile. Biheron is occupied with
Mrs. Stevenson's commission. A. L. S. 3 p. In French. Ill, 125.

From Abbe Morellet. [1772.J October 9. Whycomb.

Acknowledging the letters sent him for Birmingham; expects to go to
Oxford first; will make every effort to meet Franklin in Birmingham.
Message to Dr. Pringle. A. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) XL, 90.

From Jos[eph] Galloway. 1772. October 12. Philadelphia.

Encloses bills of credit for £500, last year's salary as Agent for the
Province. Is again elected to the Assembly. Recent changes in political
conditions. A. L. S. 3 p. (Mutilated.) LVIII, 38.

From W[illia]m Franklin. 1772. October 13. Philadelphia.

Failed to receive his favor of August 3d ; suspects the same person who
broke open his letters to his father has kept this one; question of who it
can be; reasons against suspecting Lord Hillsborough; thinks it may be
Wharton. Question of the Virginia grants. Has just heard that Gov.
Spry of Barbadoes is dead, and that Capt. Williams, the engineer, has

Letters to Benjamin Franklin 139

just taken his passage for England in hopes of being appointed Captain
of Needham's Fort. Wishes he could be appointed Governor in Spry's
place; is now the oldest governor in America; knows he stands no
chance of promotion or increase of salary, while Lord H. is at the head
of the American Department and while he is so displeased with Frank-
lin. Desires his father to send him a handsome tea-urn; cannot afford
a silver one. Has dined with Gov. Penn, with whom he has become
very sociable. A. L. S. 4 p. Ill, 126.

From J[onathaii] Williams, Jr. 1772. October 13. Boston.

Death of his brother. Henry's unfaithfulness; thought best not to
bind him as apprentice until he heard from Franklin. Fears he intends
to break through his intention of visiting Boston every ten years. A.
L. S. 2 p. XXXVII, 17.

From [James] Hutton. 1772. October 23.

Concerning a great work [Monde Primitif] by a friend of his [An-
toine Court de Gebelin] ; longs to see it finished ; Franklin and Dr.
Moreton the first in England to give him encouragement; he is charmed
to hear that an Englishman, Mr. Bryant, is prosecuting the same work
in England. Bishop of Vilna has left for Poland by way of Vienna,
his great family estates being in that part which voracious Austria has
seized. Marquis de Pezay just returned from his tour; Lord Lyttleton,
whom he visited twice, was much pleased with him. A.. L. S. 4 p.

Ill, 127.

From [Barbeu] Dubourg. 1772. October 28. Paris.

Hard at work revising the translation of Franklin's works ; difficulties
he encounters; asks the meaning of "orreries," "surf," "spray,"
" jostled." Various questions relating to his experiments. Advisa-
bility of sending him some sheets of the translation before proceeding
further ; concerning some new engravings for the work. Mile. Biheron's
intention to go to London about the end of November; her health not
good and fears her expenses will be heavy; begs Franklin to let him
know if this voyage promises as little success as the last; if so, he will
insist on her remaining in France for the sake of her health. A. L. S.
4 p. (In French.) Ill, 128.

140 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From W[illia]ni Franklin. 1772. October 29. Burlington.

Acknowledging letters of various dates from August 3d to September
3d. Concerning the Virginia grants; begs his father to pay no heed to
what Mr. Wharton may say, but to give it his particular attention;
should the extent of country claimed by Virginia as its boundary be
confirmed, the small tract remaining for the Proprietors of the new
colony, will not be worth the purchase money; encloses letters respect-
ing Mr. Penn's western boundary, which if true, will be most advan-
tageous to the Proprietors of the new colony. A. L. S. 3 p. Ill, 129.

From [Baron] F. de Westerholt. 1772. November 12. Hacforth.

In the second volume of the " Ephemerides du Citoyen " read Frank-
lin's plan for benefiting distant unprovided countries, and was filled
with admiration of such universal benevolence ; though he has not
the advantage of being an Englishman, hopes he may have the honor
of contributing to such a laudable design the sum of four Holland
ducats; Is but a poor gentleman, burdened with a large family of chil-
dren, but trusts Franklin will not scorn his small contribution. A. L.
S. 2 p. (In French.) Ill, 130.

From [Capt.J Nath[aniel] Falconer.
1772. November 15. Philadelphia.

Has sent him one barrel of Newtown pippins, one cask of shell-bark
hickory nuts and two kegs of bread. Has concluded to stay at home
this year, so must forego the pleasure of keeping Christmas with Frank-
lin. Concerning a grant of land which he asked Franklin to see Mr.
Wharton about. A. L. S. 2 p. Ill, 131.

From Abel James and Benj [ami] n Morgan.
1772. November 17. Philadelphia.

The newly elected Managers of the Filature have requested them (the
undersigned) to forward Capt. Lutton's bill of loading for two trunks of
silk, the produce of this year, with a certificate from their Custom-house
to recover bounty; also, to beg Franklin's acceptance of four pounds of
the silk sent. L. S. i p. Ill, 132.

Letters to Benjamin Franklin 141

From Joseph and William Danton, Aaron Lopez, Sam[uel] Fowler.
1772. November 18. Newport.

Recommending Capt. Richard Grinnell, of Newport, as qualified to
command any vessel in the merchant service. A. L. S. i p. LVIII, 60.

From [Barbeu Dubourg]. 1772. November 28. Paris.

Is about half finished with his translation of Franklin's works in
quarto. Is very anxious to receive some copies of the second edition of
his little Code printed in London. In order to avoid paying excessive
charges for postage, gives Franklin directions how to send the packages.
Tells how he translated one passage in Franklin's works about silk
worms. Sends his magic square of ii,ooo numbers. Has verified
Franklin's magic square of i6 and found but two mistakes in it. A. L.
4 p. (Mutilated.) (In French.) XLIV, 7.

From [William] Henly. 1772. November 28.

Description and use of a new conductor for experiments in electricity
contrived by Mr. Henly and executed by Mr. Edward Nairne. A. L.
in 3d P. 3 p. XLIX, 24.

From Sir John Pringle. [1772.] ? December 6.

Inviting him to dine, to meet Mile. Biheron and Dr. Ingen Housz,
before his departure. L. 1 p. XLIII, 221.

From H[annah] Walker. 1772. December 22. Westbury.

Thanking him for his present. Sorry to hear of Mr. William's death ;
and the consequent removal of her son; begs Franklin to direct her
letters [under his frank] to him, as he may now have nothing with
which to pay for them. A. L. S. i p. Ill, 133-

From J[onathan] Williams, Jr, 1772. December 26. Boston.

Settlement of his accounts for the year very satisfactory; can pay
all his debts and have clear profits left. His affairs with Mr. Warren.
A. L. S. 2 p. XXXVII, 18.

142 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

By J C . [Circa 1772.]

Reasons for establishing a colony at the Illinois. (Incomplete.) D.
4 P- LVIII, 4.

From [Barbeu] Dubourg. [Circa 1772.]

Question of colds and their causes. Effect of white walls in the
cultivation of fruit. Acknowledging his letter of December 30th con-
taining an explanation of the word chain. M. Dalibard's electrical
experiments. Anxiety felt on account of Mile. Biheron's state of health,
A. L. S. 4 p. (In French. Mutilated.) LVIII, 65.

From Dr. [John] Fothergill. [Circa 1772? London.]
Political and moral reflections. L. 8 p. LVI(i), 12.

From J[ohn] C[oakley] Lettsom. [Circa 1772.] Tuesday. London.

Begging Franklin's acceptance of a French hare. L. in 3d P. i p.

XL, 125.
From [Baron Francis] Maseres. [1772.]

Sending him two more copies of the collection of Quebec instruments,
and the draft of a toleration act ; desires one set sent to Governor Frank-
lin, of New Jersey, and the other to Mr. Galloway, of Philadelphia.
Begs for another copy of his tract called Squire Richard. L. in 3d P.
I p. XLI, 65.

From Major [Robert] Rogers.

[Circa 1772?] Thursday evening. [London.]

Informing Dr. Franklin that his petition for a tour through the
North American continent comes on before the Committee of Council
on Tuesday. L. in 3d P. i p. XLIII, 222,

From [Thomas] Ronayne. [1772.] Friday.

At Mr. Henly's instance, writes for his paper on the effects of light-
ning on the Tabernacle'^ in order to render it more correct for publica-
tion. L. in 3d P. I p. XL, 59.

^Philosophical Transactions, LXII, 131.

From [Jonathan Shipley] Bishop of St. Asaph. [Circa 1772.]
Inviting him to dinner. N. in 3d P. i p. XLIII, 230(2).

Letters to Benjamin Franklin 143

From [Chevalier] O'Gorman. 1773. January 4. Paris.

Asks pardon for his delay in acknowledging Franklin's many civilities
to him while in London. Has been busy preparing his eldest son to be
a page to the King, and nursing the other two boys through the small-
pox. Has had a good vintage this season, and has marked a hogs-
head of his best burgundy to be sent to Franklin. Their friend Mr.
Huske expects soon to return to London. Asks Franklin to write and
' hint to him with caution ' their friends' thoughts upon a certain sub-
ject they have talked of. A. L. S. 3 p. Ill, 134.

From W[illia]m Franklin. 1773. January 5. Burlington.

Acknowledging his letters by the October and November packets;
the former came opened; suspects now that the villainy is on this side
the water ; suggests a different seal and handwriting. Glad to find that
Lord D[artmouth?] has spoken so favorably of him; has written to
him concerning an increase in the salary of Mr. Skinner, the Attorney
General, and took that occasion to say a word in his own behalf ; asks his
father's influence in this matter. Encloses a copy of a letter from Lord
Stirling a propos of the Virginia grants. A. L. S. 2 p. Ill, 135.

From The Trustees of the Burlington Free School.
1773' January 5. Burlington.

His assistance asked in presenting a petition to the King. The appli-
cation of Lord Rockford for a grant of the islands in the Delaware,
although thrown aside, makes the petition necessary at the present time.
The income from the rents of the island supports from 25 to 30 poor
children in the Free School. Hope that this income will not have to be
used in obtaining a confirmation of the title. Suggest that an instruction
to the Governor to grant a patent would incur the least expense. Have
no private interests to promote. A. L. S. John Hoskins et al. 2 p.

LIII, 9.

From Alex[ande]r Golden.

1773' January 7. Gen [era] 1 Post-OfEce [New York].

Enclosing certain bills of exchange; will send by next packet the
printed papers, containing the advertisement about Mrs. Elizabeth
Holland, and his proceedings thereon. A. L. S. i p. Ill, 136.

144 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From N[oble] W[imberly] Jones. 1773. January 13. Savannah.

Has not yet seen Mr. Bryan, but when he does, will take care that
Franklin's and Mr. Ellis' request is fulfilled. The present Assembly
has elected him Speaker, a proceeding which gave him real pleasure, but
must have galled certain arbitrary men ; determined, however, owing to
private business, to decline accepting it. A. L. S. 2 p. Ill, 137.

i^rom Rich [ar]d Bache. 1773. January 20. Philadelphia.

Met several gentlemen while in Jamaica who had a smattering of
electricity and were great admirers of Franklin's publications on that
and other philosophical subjects; never heard any report there of a
building with two conductors being struck by lightning; will ask his
friend Mr. Grant of Kingston to make inquiries. Fears he will have to
sue Sheets' estate for the amount of Franklin's note. Concerning the
expiration of the insurance on Franklin's two houses in Market Street.
Mr. Hall's death much lamented. Hopes to hear soon of the com-
pletion of the Ohio grant. A. L. S. 4 p. Ill, 138.

From Jenny Bedford. 1773. February 2. Woodbridge [N. J.].

Concerning her father's (James Parker's) affairs; his estate only en-
cumbered with those bonds to Mr. Franklin, which they wish could be
discharged, as the interest is daily accumulating. Writes on her
mother's behalf, who is old and afflicted and would willingly live in
peace. Consults him about other accounts left by her father. A. L.
S. 2 p. Ill, 139.

Printed in Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc, 2d Ser., XVI, p. 238.

From Jona[than] Williams, [Sr.J. 1773. February 15. Boston.

Concerning the proposal made by Hale's friend for the payment of
the debt. Disposition of certain moneys desired by Mrs. Mecom. A.
L. S. I p. XXXVII, 19.

From [Horace-Bendict] De Saussure. 1773. February 23. Naples.

Conductors of lightning. Project of the Royal Society to ascertain
the attraction of mountains. Volcanic eruptions. Experiments on the
torpedo. A. L. S. 4 p. (In French.) Ill, 140.

Printed in Works (Sparks, VI, 371).

Letters to Benjamin Franklin 145

From [Barbeu] Dubourg. 1773. February 24. Paris.

Work of printing the translation goes steadily on ; asks some questions
concerning experiments in electricity; desires to know what Franklin
considers the simplest and best among the different electrical machines.
Concerning the best manner of forwarding to him one or more sheets
at a time of Franklin's new edition, as well as the pamphlet of M. Du-
pont, who sends him a thousand compliments, as does the Marquis de
Mirabeau and M. Dalibard. A. L. S. 3 p. (In French.) Ill, 141.

From [Prof. John Winthrop].

1773. March 4. Cambridge, New England.

Returns thanks for Dr. Priestley's article on the impregnation of
water with fixed air; very important discovery. Dr. Priestley's excel-
lent character. Memorandum relating to lightning bells with report
of observations of their behavior during thunder storms. Account of
the damage done in a cornfield by lightning during a thunder storm on
July 2, 1768. Requests Dr. Franklin to ascertain all the circumstances
relative to the security of persons in an open field during a thunder
storm. Thanks the Rev. Dr. Price for sending him papers on aberra-
tion, and sees clearly the source of the fallacy. A. L. 4 p. XLIV, 8.

Printed, for the most part, in Works (Sparks, VI, 375).

From Samuel Cooper. 1773. March 15. Bjoston.

Lord Dartmouth. Measures adopted by the towns in Massachusetts.
Conduct of the Governor. Administration in England universally dis-
approved. A. L. S. 4 p. Ill, 142.

Printed in Works (Sparks, VIII, 36).

From [Anthony] Todd.
1773. April 6. Gen[era]l Post-Office [London].

Understands that Franklin has received his accounts by that day's
mail; would be glad if the Accountant-General could have them to ex-
amine. L. in 3d P. I p. Ill, 143'

From D[eborah] Franklin. 1773. April 6. [Philadelphia.]
Acknowledging his favor of January 6th. Intended to say something
about Benjamin Franklin Bache, but Billy told her he had written to
Franklin about him ; all their children in town. A. L. S. i p. Ill, 144.
2 — 10

146 Letters to Benjamin Franklin

From [Barbeu] Dubourg. 1773. April 11. Paris.

Concerning the Leyden experiment. Has a specimen of the Phyto-
lacca; believes it to be poke-weed; there are at least three kinds; which
is the best? He and a friend have agreed to translate the Transactions
of the American Philosophical Society. Thanks Franklin warmly for
all his kindness in having his " Petit Code " printed ; expresses satisfac-
tion with the result. Could not Franklin bring Mile. Biheron back
with him? Sends kindest remembrances to Mrs. Hewson. A. L. S.
3 p. (In French.) Ill, 146-

From W[illiam] Henly. 1773. April 18. [London.]

Relative to the new prime conductor (see page 128, LVIH, 29).
Also to proceedings at a meeting of the Royal Society. (Incomplete.)
A. L. S. 2 p. LVIII, 30.

From [Jean Baptiste] LeRoy. 1773. April 19.

Thanks for having been elected a member of the American Philo-
sophical Society. Appreciates the honor. Discusses at length electricity
and Franklin's work on the subject. His idea about lightning rods and
how they should be made. His brother [Pierre] has been awarded a

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