Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Birch, 4 February 1762

To Thomas Birch2

MS not found; reprinted from The Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions, LII (1761–62), p. 456.

Craven-Street, Feb. 4, 1762.


Mr. Canton did me the favour to shew me the ingenious experiments he has described in the inclosed letter.3 They succeeded perfectly as he has related them; and I imagine, the communication of them must be agreeable to the curious in this branch of natural knowledge. I am, Sir, with great respect, your most obedient and most humble servant,

B. Franklin.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Secretary of the Royal Society.

3See above, pp. 23–6.

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