Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Peter Kemble, 1754

From Peter Kemble7

ALS: American Philosophical Society

New [Brunswick, c. 1754?]8


Begg the favour you’d forward the Incloseds,9 in which you’ll much oblige Sir your most humble Servant

Peter Kemble

Addressed: To  Benjamen Franklin Esqr:  In  Philadelphia

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Peter Kemble (1704–1789), New Jersey landowner and councilor, lived at New Brunswick, where he was a member of the town council, 1747. His daughter Margaret married Thomas Gage. William H. Benedict, New Brunswick in History (New Brunswick, N.J., 1925), pp. 254–5. No other correspondence between him and BF has been found.

8Most of the date line is now missing; so dated in I. Minnis Hays, Calendar of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin in the Library of the American Philosophical Society (Phila., 1908), I, 12.

9Not identified.

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