Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Earl of Morton, 21 May 1767

From the Earl of Morton

AL: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Brook Street Thursday 21st May 1767

Lord Morton’s Compliments to Dr. Franklin and desires the favor of his Company at dinner on Saturday next to meet Sir John Pringle, but wishes he would come about 11 o’Clock to go through some of the Electrical Experiments with Dr. Ingen Housz,2 but if that Doctor should be engaged for Saturday, in such event the meeting must be put off till some other day, when both Dr. Franklin and he have no other engagement. Lord Morton desires an answer to this note, and if Dr. Ingen Housz can attend, Dr. Franklin shall be immediately acquainted.

Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / Craven Street

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2For Dr. John Ingenhousz, a young Dutch physician whom BF had apparently met quite recently, see above, p. 4 n.

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