From Thomas Collinson4
ALS: American Philosophical Society
London 12th Novr. 1767
Enclos’d we return your Letter and are much obligd by your communicating the same—as also for transmitting the other Leters.5 My Father desires me to ask whether you have received any Intelligence about the House at Philadelphia—Copy of the Grant of which [he] thinks he gave you—with much Esteem subscribe myself your obliged Friend
To B Franklin Esqr.
Addressed: To / Benjn. Franklin Esqr / Craven Street
4. Son of James Collinson and nephew of Peter; son-in-law of Henton Brown.
5. Neither “your Letter” nor “the other Letters” have been identified. Either these papers or the inquiry about “the House at Philadelphia” in the next sentence, or both, may have related to the power of attorney “from my Friend Collinson” that BF sent to Joseph Galloway on June 18, 1767; above, p. 191.