Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to [Noble Wimberly Jones?, March? 1771]: fragment; résumé

To [Noble Wimberly Jones?]

ALS (conclusion only): National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

<No place or date, but endorsed “B. Franklin Esq. March or Apl. 1771.” Asks the recipient to accept “a few Seeds from India, that I am told are of curious and useful Plants, and likely to thrive in your Country.”11>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

11This phrase and the endorsement give grounds for supposing that Jones may have been the recipient. BF thought he was interested in planting (see the letter to him below, Oct. 7, 1772), and he was the only correspondent of BF with that interest who lived in a climate where Indian seeds might thrive. Jones’s hand, furthermore, is at least similar to that of the endorsement.

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