Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to James Logan, 19 May 1749

To James Logan

MS not found; reprinted from extract in Sparks, Works, VII, 40.

[May 19, 1749]

I send you the third and fourth volumes of the Harleian Miscellany,2 and also what I have of Mattaire’s Classics. I think I promised to send you something else, but have forgotten what it was. You complain of the decay of your memory, but mine is a miserable one, and never was good. I thank you for your favor in lending me Marchetti’s Lucrezio and Smith’s Travels, which I shall take care duly to return.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2The Harleian Miscellany: … (8 vols., London, 1744–56). The third and fourth volumes, published in 1745, contain respectively an account of Cardinal Mazarin’s library and Sir Thomas Bodley’s autobiography.

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