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From Benjamin Franklin to Benjamin Vaughan, 22 August 1783

To Benjamin Vaughan

ALS: Yale University Library

Passy, Augt. 22. 1783

Dear Friend,

This Line will be presented to you by a very ingenious Gentleman, M. Kempel,3 inventor of the Automaton that plays at Chess. He has other Inventions in Mechanics of a more useful Nature, which he has Thoughts of communicating in England, if he can meet with Encouragement. I beg leave to recommend him to your Civilities & Counsels, and am ever, with sincere Esteem & Affection, My dear Friend, Yours most truly

B Franklin

Mr. B. Vaughan

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3See Kempelen to BF, May 28, and BF to Graf von Brühl, Aug. 22.

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