Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Michell, 27 January 1767

From John Michell9

AL: American Philosophical Society

Pall Mall 27th. Janry. [1767?1]

Mr. Michell presents his Compliments to Mr. Franklin and desires the honor of his Company at dinner next Sunday.

Dine at four.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9For John Michell, the astronomer and geologist, who late in this year became rector at Thornhill, Yorkshire, see above, VII, 357 n.

1This note could have been written at almost any time during BF’s first or second missions. It is placed here on the strength of two letters: BF’s to Raspe of Sept. 9, 1766 (above, XIII, 407) in which BF writes of expecting to see Michell in the winter of 1767 and Michell’s to BF of Sept. 6, 1767 (below, pp. 247–8), which indicates a recent meeting between the two men.

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