Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to James Logan, 4 July 1749

To James Logan

ALS: American Philosophical Society

July 4. 49


I sent word today to N. Holland,7 that you desired to see him, and offer’d him my Horse. He sent me word, he could get a Horse in the Neighbourhood, and would wait on you.

I return you Smith’s Travels with Thanks.8 I send you also Wr. Pope’s Life of Ward Bishop of Salisbury.9 I am, Sir, with great Respect Your most humble Servant

B Franklin

Endorsed: Benj: Franklin July 4 1749

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Possibly “Holland the bookbinder” who is mentioned by John Smith as doing work for the Quaker Monthly Meeting, 1749. Albert C. Myers, ed., Hannah Logan’s Courtship (Phila., 1904), p. 267.

8See above, p. 379.

9Walter Pope, The Life of the Right Reverend Father in God Seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury (London, 1697), listed in Loganian Lib. Cat. Ward was Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford, 1649–60, and the author of Astronomica Geometrica (London, 1656), also in Loganian Lib. Cat.

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