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To Benjamin Franklin from [Jonathan Shipley, 1771–75]: résumé

From [Jonathan Shipley]

AL: American Philosophical Society

[1771–758]

<Jermyn Street, Wednesday morning, in the third person. Invites Franklin to dinner next Monday. >

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8BF’s friendship with the Shipleys appears to have begun in 1771, and we are therefore printing the invitation under the earliest likely date.

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