Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Samuel Johnson, 9 January 1751

To Samuel Johnson

ALS: Yale University Library

Philada. Jan. 9. 1750, 1

Dear Sir

I receiv’d your Favour of the 14th past,2 with the Noetica, which I shall immediately put to press, for I think it scarce necessary to ask Subscriptions for so small a Work; and believe we can not find a more suitable Piece of the kind to use in our Academy. Please to accept the enclos’d (with my Compliments) for the New Year.3 The Assembly sitting hurries me so that I have not Time to give you an Account as I intended of the opening of the Academy.4 I am, with great Respect, Dear Sir, Your most obliged humble Servant

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Not found.

3Not identified.

4The Academy opened January 7, with a sermon by Rev. Richard Peters.

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