Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to James Bowdoin, 30 December 1754

To James Bowdoin

ALS: University of Rochester Library; also transcript: Massachusetts Historical Society

Monday morng Dec. 30. [1754]

Dear Sir

The enclos’d I intended to send to London but have not yet sent any Part of it.6 Some of the Letters being yours, I ought first to have your Permission. When you have perus’d the whole, please to send it after me per Post to Rhodeisland, where I expect to be at least 10 Days. My Compliments to Mrs. Bowdoin, with Thanks for your many Civilities, and hearty Wishes of Happiness to you and yours, concludes from Dear Sir, your obliged and most humble Servant

B Franklin

Mr. Bowdoin

Addressed: To Mr. James Bowdoin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Probably the “philosophical Pacquet” BF had been long promising to send Collinson. See, for example, above, p. 115.

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