From William Bollan
AL: American Philosophical Society
Southamptn. street Saturday, Dec. 7th. 
Mr. Bollan presents his compliments to Dr. Franklin, and desires to see him this afternoon about five, if convenient, upon a matter which chiefly relates to himself, and will not admit of much delay.8
Addressed: For / Dr. Franklin
7. Dec. 7 was a Saturday in 1771, and not again during BF’s mission. Bollan moved to Southampton St. in that year; see his letters in 6 Mass. Hist. Coll., IX, 269, 274.
8. Bollan wanted to see BF, we conjecture, to discuss whether they could still do anything as agents for Massachusetts, a point on which Bollan had been extremely pessimistic a few weeks before; see Mass. House to BF above, June 25, n. 1.