Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Cumming, [1765–1774]

From Thomas Cumming9

AL: American Philosophical Society

Surry Street Monday Morn. [1765–1774]

T. Cumming presents his best respects to his worthy friend Doctor Franklin, and begs the favour of his company to eat a bit of venison (from Brislay park) at three o’Clock, with their Friend John Wright1 at C’s house.

Addressed: To / Doctor Franklin / Craven Street.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9For Thomas Cumming, a London Quaker merchant, see above, X, 345–6. Since Cumming died on May 29, 1774, this note can not have been written any later than that date.

1For Wright, a London Quaker banker of the firm of Smith, Wright & Gray, see above, XI, 179–80.

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