Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Charles Thomson and Thomas Mifflin, 5 January 1769

To Charles Thomson and Thomas Mifflin9

ALS: Amherst College Library

London, Jan 5. 1769


I received yours with two Bills of Exchange enclos’d, for £150 Sterling, with a Catalogue of Books to be procur’d for the Library Company, which I have given Orders for Collecting immediately, and hope they will be ready to send by Budden or the next Ship. I am not acquainted with the Work intitled British Zoology, but shall enquire its Character of some knowing Friends. Be pleased to present my Respects to the Directors, and assure them that I shall have a Pleasure in obeying their Orders. With great Esteem, I am, Gentlemen, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Messrs. Thomson and Mifflin.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9In reply to their letter of Nov. 5, 1768, which explains the substance of this one. above, XV, 257–8; see also BF’s second reply below, Jan. 27.

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