Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Ezra Stiles, 10 July 1755

To Ezra Stiles

ALS: Yale University Library

Philada. July 10. 1755

Dear Sir

This is only to acknowledge the Receipt of three very agreable Letters from you,9 and to promise an Answer as soon as I have a little got thro’ a Hurry of Business, that beats every philosophical Thought out of my Head. As you are on the Study of Magnetism, I send you herewith a Work of the greatest Master of Practical Magnetics that has appear’d in any Age.1 With very great Esteem and Respect, I am, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B. Franklin

Mr. Stiles.

Endorsed: B Franklin’s Letter July 10th 1755. Received July 16. 1755.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Stiles’s letter of March 12 (see above, V, 515), and letters of May 20 and a date unknown, both lost.

1Gowin Knight’s An Attempt to demonstrate that all the Phenomena in Nature may be explained by … Attraction and Repulsion (London, 1748).

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