Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Peter Collinson, [1759?–1762]

From Peter Collinson

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Tuesday Noone [1759?–1762]5

Lett not my Dear Friend Forgett that I expect Him and his Son to Morrow being Wednesday to drink Tea and afterwards to spend the Evening which will oblige his sincere friend

P Collinson

Doctor Frankland

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Certainly written during BF’s first mission to England because of the mention of WF. If the “Doctor Frankland” is contemporary, the note was written after BF’s honorary degree from the University of St. Andrews, Feb. 12, 1759, but the name does not appear to be in Collinson’s hand, the spelling “Frankland” is not characteristic of Collinson’s other letters, and it is written slantingly across the lower part of the page as if it might have been a later addition. For the editorial procedure in placing these undated papers during BF’s English years, see above, VII, 316.

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