Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Potts, 22 October 1766

From Jonathan Potts7

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Liverpool October 22d: 1766

Worthy Sir

You will receive by this post several Letters in my favour from Gentlemen of your Acquaintance in Philadelphia8 and by the first Vessels from Pennsylvania you will receive Letters, in favour of my Good friend and Relation Mr. Rush and myself from your Son the Govenour of the Jerseys (who has honoured me with a Letter to Sir Alex: Dick of Edinburgh) and also from my Father,9 should you think proper to write to any Gentlemen in Edinburgh in favour of both Mr. Rush and Myself1 it shall be acknowledged as a particular favour confered upon Sir your most Obedient and very humble Servant

Jonathan Potts.

PS Please to enclose any Letters in our favour to me in Edinburgh.

To Benjamin Franklin Esqr.

Addressed: To / Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / Craven Street / London / per post / paid.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For Jonathan Potts, who was traveling to Edinburgh with Benjamin Rush, to pursue his medical studies, see above, pp. 387–8, 404 n; the two young men arrived in Liverpool on October 21 (above, p. 445 n).

8See above, pp. 404–5.

9The letters from WF and Potts’s father have not been found.

1See below, pp. 531–3, for BF’s letters of recommendation to various friends in Edinburgh.

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