From Peter Collinson
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Lond June 28. 1763
I received my Dear Friends Obligeing Letter8 with another Inclosed to our Friend Hamilton9 which I forwarded to Him. Doubt not but will proof Satisfactory. This Serves to convey Advice of a Box of Books for Thy Self, Lib: Com. and J. Bartram perticulars as under.1 From His Affectionate Friend
The Box is Directed for Thee and comes by the Carolina Capt. Friend. Hope to Inclose the Capts. Receipt. I have made Thee Debtor for the whole as I keep no Account with the Lib: Comy.
|No. 37 and 38 of Mod History||6.6||–:||13:||–|
|Edwards VII Vol Birds and binding||2:||5:||–|
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|for YourSelf History Florida I thought this might be Entertaining to you||6:||–|
N:B. Mr Edwards has left off publishing. If the Lib: Com. have a Mind to Compleat their Sett, if any is wanting Lett them Send in Time. He has published seven Volumes of Birds and animals &c.
I wrote much to the Above purpose by Last Packet. I have seen nothing of your proprietor for a long while.
Addressed: To / Benn: Franklin Esqr / in / Philadelphia
8. Either BF’s letter of Dec. 7, 1762 (above, pp. 165–6) or one of a later date, not found.
9. Charles Hamilton; see above, p. 151 n. BF’s letter to him was probably about the erection of lightning rods; see ibid.
1. The remainder of this letter is essentially repeated from Collinson’s letter to BF of June 8, 1763 (above, p. 275); see it for the appropriate notes.