From James Des Cotes & Company7
AL: American Philosophical Society
Tuesday 2d. June 1767.
Messrs. James Des Cotes & Company present their Best Compliments To Mr. Franklin. They Sent Him the latter end of March last a Letter from Counsellor Luther8 in Franckfurth and at the Same time acquainted Him that they were ready to Receive of him and pay him for what Mr. Luther had wrote. Yesterday they Received another Letter of Said Mr. Luther In which he desires to be Informed How long Mr. Franklin proposes to stay here in Town and whether we have Received of Him the Perspective (Suppose Spying Glass). Mr. Franklin is therefore Requested to favour us with an answer That we may Report the Same to Councellor Luther.
7. For this firm of London merchants and for the Luther family of Frankfort, Germany, for whom it acted as correspondents and agents, see above, pp. 89–91.
8. The son in the Luther family, whose letter of March 16 (cited above) had asked BF to get him a telescope.