Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Strahan, 21 March 1752

To William Strahan

MS not found; reprinted from The Atlantic Monthly, lxi (1888), 29.

Philada. March 21, 1752

Dear Sir,

I wrote to you in the Winter via New York, for a few Books, and sent a 2d Bill of £30 Barbados Currency.3 The first is enclos’d. I hope it came to Hand Time enough for you to meet with the Gentleman and get the Money. He is Capt. of a Ship,4 and was to be found in the New England Coffee House, but probably may be gone before you receive this. They were mostly School Books, and I have mislaid the original List, so cannot send a Copy.

The Books for the Trenton Library arrived safe, and I believe gave Satisfaction.5

I want yet vol. 17 of the Universal History in blue Covers, to compleat my Set.6

My Wife and Children join in sincerest Wishes of Happiness to you and yours, with, Dear Sir, Your obliged humble Servant

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3See above, p. 225.

4Richard Manley?

5See above, p. 147.

6See above, III, 146 n.

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