From Mr. Chambers4
AL: American Philosophical Society
Thrift Street Thursday Night [c. April 1761]5
Mr. Chambers’s Compliments to Mr. Franklin and being disapointed of the pleasure of meeting him at the Philadelphia Coffee House to day desires the favour of him to send to send [sic] his Letters by the Bearer; as being to set out for Portsmouth early tomorrow morning he fears it will be out of his power to wait upon before that time.
Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / at Mrs. Stephenson’s / Craven Street.
4. Not identified; apparently an English acquaintance, though not a close friend, about to sail to America.
5. So dated because in the following July (below, p. 332) Isaac Norris indicated that BF had recommended “Mr. Chambers” in a letter of April 14, 1761 (not found).