Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Bartram, 11 January 1758

To John Bartram

Extract:3 The Royal Society

London, Jan. 11. 1758.

I thank you for your Account of the Aurora.4 A very considerable one appear’d here the same Evening, being Saturday, Nov. 12. I did not see it, but have heard of it from several. If it was the same that you saw; it must have been very high, or very extensive, as the two Places are 1000 Leagues asunder.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3In BF’s hand. Read before the Royal Society, Feb. 25, 1762, and printed in Phil. Trans., LII (1762), 474.

4See above, p. 271.

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