Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Michael Hillegas, 15 April 1769

From Michael Hillegas

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philad. April 15th, 1769.


Yours of the 5th January was handed me by Capt. Falconer, am much Obliged to you for having given the Orders for the making the Glasses for my Armonica—hope they will meet a better fate than the others you were pleased to send.4

The Nova Scotia Adventurers will now soon be expecting your Letter in Answer to ours, and for which will be under Obligation.5 I am Sir with unfeigned Esteem Your most Obedient Humble Servant

M. Hillegas

Addressed: To / Dr. Benja. Franklin / Craven Street / London / per favour of / Capt. Falconer

Endorsed: Hillegas

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4They had broken in transit: BF to Hillegas above, Jan. 5.

5Neither the letter nor BF’s answer, if he wrote one, has been found; but for his current involvement with the speculators see above, XV, 121.

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