Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Earl of Morton (I), 11 April 1767

From the Earl of Morton (I)

AL: American Philosophical Society

Saturday 11th Ap 10 o’Clock. [17679]

Lord Morton’s Compliments to Dr. Franklin; He has workmen now upon the roof of his house and shou’d be glad to take this opportunity of putting up Conductors to prevent the bad effects of lightning; If the Dr. would take the trouble of coming to Brook Street for a few Minutes this morning before 12 o’Clock Lord Morton shou’d think himself much obliged.

Addressed: To / Dr Franklin / Craven Street

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9April 11 fell on Saturday in 1767 and 1772 during BF’s second mission. This note must have been written in the earlier year because Morton died in 1768. The second Morton note, printed in conjunction with this one, is obviously a sequel to it, almost certainly written on the same day.

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