Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Belcher, 18 December 1751

From Jonathan Belcher

Letterbook copy: Massachusetts Historical Society

Eliz: Town (NJ) December 18: 1751


I duly received your kind Letter of 28: of Novr.7 with the Directions about the Electrical Operation and the box with the Electrical Apparatus came to my hands the 16: Currant8 and I am sorry to Inform you that when I came to open it the Glass Globe was broke all to pieces I suppose by the rough Conveyance of it (in a Waggon) from Burlington hither. This is a great misfortune to me in the delay of what I desired to be done. I have tryed to get another at New York without Success. Can you Sir, put me into any method to repair it?

I give you a great many thanks for your kindness in this matter while I am Ashamed to give you so much trouble and remain with my best respects to yourself and Mrs. Franklin Sir Your Assured Friend and Servant.

Mr. Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Not found.

8See above, p. 197, for the beginning of Belcher’s project to be treated electrically for his palsy.

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