Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Earl of Morton, 23 November 1767

From the Earl of Morton

AL: American Philosophical Society

Brooke Street monday 23d Novemr. 1767

Lord Morton’s Compliments to Dr. Franklin, desires the favor of his Company to Dinner on saturday next the 28th Inst.; and that he would be so good as to come about 12 o’Clock, that there may be time for Auditing the Accounts of the Society before dinner.4

Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / Craven Street / Strand.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4This audit may have been connected with the discovery, at about this time, of the embezzlement of about £1300 by the Royal Society’s clerk, Emanuel Mendes da Costa; above, XII, 220 n, and below, pp. 341–2.

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