From Michael Hillegas
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Philad. April 15th, 1769.
Yours of the 5th January was handed me by Capt. Falconer, am much Obliged to you for having given the Orders for the making the Glasses for my Armonica—hope they will meet a better fate than the others you were pleased to send.4
The Nova Scotia Adventurers will now soon be expecting your Letter in Answer to ours, and for which will be under Obligation.5 I am Sir with unfeigned Esteem Your most Obedient Humble Servant
Addressed: To / Dr. Benja. Franklin / Craven Street / London / per favour of / Capt. Falconer
4. They had broken in transit: BF to Hillegas above, Jan. 5.
5. Neither the letter nor BF’s answer, if he wrote one, has been found; but for his current involvement with the speculators see above, XV, 121.