From [Michael] Francklin2
AL: American Philosophical Society
Duke Street York Buildings 22 June 1770.
Lieut. Governor Francklin presents his best Compliments to Doctor Franklin and has sent him a Book Mr. Frances the Minister of France sent to his Lodgings, which he apprehends was designed by Mr. Le Roy for the Doctor.3
Mr. Francklin hopes he shall be excused for not sending it sooner as he has been out of town and otherwise extremely employed lately.
Addressed: To / Doctor Franklin / Craven Street
2. For the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia see above, XIV, 292 n. He had been in London for more than a year, and in the period 1769–72 he appeared intermittently before the Board of Trade on matters connected with Nova Scotia. Board of Trade Jour., 1768–75, pp. 83, 94, 196, 281.
3. Frances was not the Minister but the secretary to the French Ambassador; the book was by Pierre LeRoy, and had been sent by his brother, Jean-Baptiste. See the latter to BF above, April 22.