Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Cadwallader Colden, 27 August 1747

To Cadwallader Colden

ALS: Yale University Library

Philada. Augt. 27. 1747


This just serves to enclose you a Letter from our Friend Bertram;7 and to request you would deliver my Papers on Electricity to the Bearer Mr. Darling.8 I have not Time to add, but that I am, with great Respect, Sir, Your most humble Servant

B Franklin

P.S. I think you wrote me Word you had lent Watson’s Book on Electricity9 which I sent you last Winter to Dr. Bard.1 Please to direct Mr. Darling to Dr. Bard’s for it, if he has not return’d it to you.

Addressed: To  The honble. Cadwalr Colden Esqr  New York  per favr of Mr Darling

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7John Bartram’s letter to Colden, Aug. 16. Colden Paps., III, 419–20.

8On Thomas Darling of New Haven, see above, p. 108 n.

9William Watson, Experiments and Observations Tending to illustrate the Nature and Properties of Electricity (London, 1746), or his Sequel to the Experiments and Observations (London, 1746).

1On John Bard, see above, p. 49 n.

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