Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Peter Collinson, 19 [April or July] 1765

From Peter Collinson

AL: American Philosophical Society

Friday [April or July] 19: 17659

P Collinson Incloses to his Dear Friend the Receipt for the Box of Seeds to Doctor Hope.1 That and my Letter I Desire He will Inclose in a Frank to the Doctor.

Doctor Pringle2 no doubt will procure a Frank.

I hope you received a Letter Inclosed to Mee per S: Wharton3 of Philadelpa:

paid postage £2: 6
Charges of the box Seeds to Edinburgh 2:
4: 6
[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9During 1765 Friday fell on the nineteenth of the month in April and July. In accordance with editorial policy this letter is placed at the earlier of the two dates.

1For these seeds, sent by John Bartram through Collinson and BF to Dr. John Hope of Edinburgh, see above, pp. 61, 85–6.

2For BF’s good friend Dr. John Pringle, at this time physician-in-ordinary to the Queen, see above, X, 85 n.

3For Samuel Wharton, Philadelphia merchant and land speculator, see above, XI, 187 n.

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