From John Pownall8
AL: Library of Congress
Whitehall April 21. 1774.
Mr. Pownall presents his compliments to Dr. Franklin, and begs to be informed, whether he has any authority, and what to act as Agent for the province of Pennsylvania.
Addressed: To Dr. Benjamin Franklin.
8. Secretary of the Board of Trade, which on that day was considering the Pennsylvania laws passed in February, 1773 (above, XX, 340 n), and Richard Jackson’s report on them. Board of Trade Jour., 1768–75, p. 393. See also Pownall’s second note below, April 26. BF’s reply to this one is the following document.