From [Alexander] Jacob3
AL: American Philosophical Society
Aug. 29. 1768
Mr. Jacob presents his Compliments to Dr. Franklyn and begs the favour of his Company to meet honest friend Cumming4 at the Chaplain’s Room at St. James’s to morrow to take a bit of the King’s Mutton at three oClock.
3. The Rev. Alexander Jacob (d. 1785) was vicar of St. Dunstan’s in the West and one of the King’s chaplains in ordinary. He is best known as the author of A Complete English Peerage, Containing a Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical Account of the Peers of This Realm Together with the Different Branches of Each Family … (2 vols. in 3, London, 1766–69).
4. Thomas Cumming was a Quaker merchant of London, who had traveled much in America; for his varied career see above, X, 345 n.