From William Strahan
ALS: Yale University Library
Saturday, Feby. 21. 
The Company that were to have dined with me on Monday are so desirous that you should make one with them, that they have agreed to defer their Meeting, till Tuesday, on which Day at Four I shall expect the Pleasure of seeing you.
I herewith send you some more of the Copy of the History of North America.6 Be so good to put it to what you had before, and when you have a spare Hour just cast your Eye over it, and let me know whether you think it good for any thing or not.
To B. Franklin
5. So dated because February 21, fell on a Saturday only in 1767 during BF’s second mission.
6. Perhaps The Present State of Great Britain and North America, ascribed to John Mitchell (above, II, 415 n), advertised for publication in London Chron., Feb. 26–28, 1767; extracts from the work were printed in the Chronicle on March 14–17, April 7–9, and May 23–26.
7. For Dr. John Hawkesworth, the writer and editor with whom BF had become friendly during his first mission, see above, IX, 265–6 n.
8. For John Beckwith, who had been appointed a major general in the Prussian army in 1763 after distinguished service in the Seven Years’ War, see above, X, 329.