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To Benjamin Franklin from Mr. Chambers, [c. April 1761]

From Mr. Chambers4

AL: American Philosophical Society

Thrift Street Thursday Night [c. April 1761]5

Mr. Chambers’s Compliments to Mr. Franklin and being disapointed of the pleasure of meeting him at the Philadelphia Coffee House to day desires the favour of him to send to send [sic] his Letters by the Bearer; as being to set out for Portsmouth early tomorrow morning he fears it will be out of his power to wait upon before that time.

Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / at Mrs. Stephenson’s / Craven Street.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Not identified; apparently an English acquaintance, though not a close friend, about to sail to America.

5So dated because in the following July (below, p. 332) Isaac Norris indicated that BF had recommended “Mr. Chambers” in a letter of April 14, 1761 (not found).

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