To William Shipley
ALS: Royal Society of Arts
Philada. June 15. 1756
The above is a Copy of my Letter sent you last Year,5 to which having receiv’d no Answer, I imagine it by some means miscarried. I shall write to my good Friend and Correspondent Mr. Collinson to pay the 20 Guineas therein mentioned, to your Treasurer Mr. Goodchild.6 I am, Sir, Your most humble Servant
My Respectful Compliments to the Members of your Society
Endorsed: Benjn. Franklin Esqr. Lre [Letter] Phil: 27. Novr. 1755 16. June 1756. Read Augt. 18. 1756
5. See above, p. 275.
6. John Goodchild (d. 1756), one of the founders and the first treasurer of the Society. Sir Henry T. W. Wood, A History of the Royal Society of Arts (London, 1913), p. 21.