Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Whitehurst, 22 August 1783

To John Whitehurst4

ALS: Descendants of the Rawle and Corning Families, Connecticut (2010)

Passy Augt. 22. 1783.


The Bearer, Mr Kempel, is the Creator of the Wooden Man who plays so well at Chess; but he is very ingenious in other Matters of more Importance, and has some useful Inventions to communicate to the Publick. I beg leave to recommend him to you Civilities, and to request your Advice to him, as to the Manner of making those Communications so as to produce some Benefit to himself. With great Esteem, I am ever, Dear Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant

B Franklin

Mr Whitehurst.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4The Derbyshire clockmaker and scientist: XXXIX, 330.

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