Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Sir John Pringle, [1768?]: résumé

From Sir John Pringle

AL: American Philosophical Society

[Wednesday evening (1768?): an invitation to dine next Friday at 3:30 to meet Dr. Hoare.4]

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Perhaps Joseph Hoare, the newly appointed principal of Jesus College, Oxford. Hoare had served as proxy for the King at the marriage in Germany of the future Queen Charlotte in 1761, and might well have come to know Pringle as the Queen’s physician. If so the earliest possible date for this note is 1768, when Hoare received a D.D. from Oxford. Gent. Mag., LXXII (1802), 590; Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses … 1715–1886 (4 vols., London, 1887–88), II, 668.

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