To Ezra Stiles
ALS: Yale University Library
Philada. July 10. 1755
This is only to acknowledge the Receipt of three very agreable Letters from you,9 and to promise an Answer as soon as I have a little got thro’ a Hurry of Business, that beats every philosophical Thought out of my Head. As you are on the Study of Magnetism, I send you herewith a Work of the greatest Master of Practical Magnetics that has appear’d in any Age.1 With very great Esteem and Respect, I am, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant
Endorsed: B Franklin’s Letter July 10th 1755. Received July 16. 1755.
9. Stiles’s letter of March 12 (see above, V, 515), and letters of May 20 and a date unknown, both lost.
1. Gowin Knight’s An Attempt to demonstrate that all the Phenomena in Nature may be explained by … Attraction and Repulsion (London, 1748).