Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Earl of Morton, 9 February 1767

From the Earl of Morton2

AL: American Philosophical Society

Brook Street, Monday 9th February [17673]

Lord Morton’s Compliments to Dr. Franklin, If it will be convenient for him to look at the Chimney tomorrow forenoon4 Lord Morton will call upon him between 11 and 12 o Clock, as he is to be in that part of the Town however about that Hour. He will carry the Doctor to Brook Street, and afterwards set him down at home, as he has business which calls him to Fleet Street.

An answer is desired by the bearer.

Addressed: To/Doctor Franklin/at Mrs Stevenson’s/Craven Street/Strand

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2 For James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton, at this time president of the Royal Society, see above, IX, 272 n.

3 So dated because February 9 fell on a Monday only in 1767 during BF’s second mission.

4 Morton wanted BF’s assistance in the installation of lightning rods; see below, pp. 119–20.

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