Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Cullen, 20 December 1766

To William Cullen3

Draft: American Philosophical Society

[December 20, 1766]4


I beg Leave to recommend to your favourable Notice two young Gentlemen the Bearers of this Letter, Messrs. Rush and Potts Sons of my Friends in Philadelphia. They are at Edinburgh to improve themselves in the Study of Physic, and from the Character they bear of Ingenuity, Industry and good Morals, I am persuaded they will improve greatly under your learned Lectures, and do Honour to your medical School. With the highest Esteem, I am Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Dr. Cullen

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3For William Cullen, professor of physic at the University of Edinburgh and one of the most influential men in its medical school, see above, VII, 184 n.

4The drafts of this and the three following letters appear together on a single sheet. The date for all is supplied from the ALS of the letter to Swinton, one of the four.

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