Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Harvard College, 22 October 1770

From Harvard College

Reprinted from William C. Lane, “Harvard College and Franklin,” Colonial Society of Massachusetts Publications, X (1907), 237.

Octor 22, 1770.

That the Thanks of this Board be given to Dr. Franklin for his repeated good Services to this College, and particularly in his Care of a valuable achromatic Telescope lately received thro’ his hands:4 and that Professor Winthrop Transmitt this Vote to Dr. Franklin.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4For the telescope see above, XVI, 65, and BF to Winthrop, June 6; see also Winthrop to BF below, Oct. 26.

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