Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Shipley, 15 June 1756

To William Shipley

ALS: Royal Society of Arts

Philada. June 15. 1756


The above is a Copy of my Letter sent you last Year,5 to which having receiv’d no Answer, I imagine it by some means miscarried. I shall write to my good Friend and Correspondent Mr. Collinson to pay the 20 Guineas therein mentioned, to your Treasurer Mr. Goodchild.6 I am, Sir, Your most humble Servant

B Franklin

My Respectful Compliments to the Members of your Society

Endorsed: Benjn. Franklin Esqr. Lre [Letter] Phil: 27. Novr. 1755 16. June 1756. Read Augt. 18. 1756

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5See above, p. 275.

6John Goodchild (d. 1756), one of the founders and the first treasurer of the Society. Sir Henry T. W. Wood, A History of the Royal Society of Arts (London, 1913), p. 21.

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