Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Joseph Morgan, 5 October 1738

From Joseph Morgan8

ALS: The Royal Society

Maidenhead 5. Octr. 1738

Mr. Franklin

If my Manuscripts9 be not gone before this comes to you; I have one Small Amendment (which happened thro’ too much hast). It is not far from the beginning, where I compare the Heat on Jupiter and the Earth. In Stead of Jupiter near 100 times as large in its Face to the Sun; it should be above 100 times &c. This yet makes my Argument the better. However it matters not very much. But if it be not too much Trouble, you will oblige me (as you have done all along) if you mend it. I hope in time to be able to make you Amends for the Troubles I put you to, for me Your humble Servant

Joseph Morgan

Addressed: To  Mr Benjamin Franklin  Post Master & Printer in Philadelphia  These

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8On Morgan, see above, p. 35 n.

9A 22-page MS entitled “Some farther Improvement of the Astronomical Philosophy of Sir Isaac Newton, and others. Containing Observations upon their Discoveries; which did not at first Occur to the Discoverers: the things being new found out.” This MS is in the Royal Society, to which it was addressed; it was not printed.

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