Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Agatha Drummond, 11 January 1772

To Agatha Drummond8

ALS: Scottish Record Office

London, Jan. 11. 1772


I have lately received, in exceeding good Order, the valuable Present you have honoured me with, of Penn’s Picture.9 Please to accept my thankful Acknowledgments for the very great Favour, and for the abundant Civilities and Kindnesses receiv’d by me and my Friend1 during our pleasant Residence under your hospitable Roof at Blair Drummond. My best Respects to Lord Kames and Mr. Drummond.2 With sincerest Esteem and Regard, I have the honour to be Madam, Your much obliged and obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Mrs Drummond

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Lord Kames’s wife. See above, XVIII, 251, where the subject of this note is explained.

9BF had originally asked, twelve years before, for the loan of the picture in order to have it copied. Whether or not the Kameses now intended to convert the loan into a gift, the portrait was never returned. See above, IX, 9.

1Henry Marchant, BF’s traveling companion, who has appeared frequently in the previous volume.

2BF was probably referring to the Kameses’ eldest son, George Home-Drummond (1743–1819).

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