Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Franklin, 14 March 1767

From Thomas Franklin8

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Lutterworth Mar: 16. 1767


I received your kind present and am very Glad to hear you and My Daughter and Mrs. Stevenson are well and give you humble thanks for your very Great favours. I have sent this Week by Mrs. Biggs the Welford Carrier that Inns9 att the Windmill in St: Johns Street and Will be in London on Wensday next ten pounds of Butter a Couple of Chickins a Sage Cheese Which I beg the favour you’ll Accept. My Blessing to my Daughter and humble Service to you and Mrs. Stevenson and am Sir Your Obedient humble Servant

Thos. Franklin

Addressed: To / Doctor Franklin / att Mrs. Stevensons / in Craven Street / in the Strand / London

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Thomas Franklin (A., BF’s first cousin once removed, whose daughter Sarah had stayed with BF and Mrs. Stevenson in 1766 and apparently was visiting them again at this time; above, XIII, 446, 454.

9“To inn”: to lodge, stop, or put up at an inn; in this instance the carrier apparently used an inn called the Windmill in St. John’s Street, Clerkenwell, as London headquarters. St. John’s Street contained several inns used in this way by those concerned in transportation to and from provincial towns.

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