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To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Pownall, [1765–1775]

From Thomas Pownall

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Tuesday Morning. [1765–1775]

Dear Sir,

If you have nothing better to do will you be so good to call on me this Morning and take a Family Dinner with us. I would call on you but having the symptoms of a great Minister3 strong upon by name the Gout I am not able to walk. I wish much to see you. Your friend and Servant

T Pownall

Addressed: To / B Franklin Esqr / &c

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3William Pitt, a famous sufferer from the gout, was undoubtedly meant.

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