Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Pownall, 7 May 1771: résumé

From [John] Pownall

AL: American Philosophical Society

<Whitehall, May 7, 1771, a note in the third person. A warrant is signed appointing Mr. Coxe,5on Governor Franklin’s recommendation, to the Council of New Jersey; wishes to know who will take charge of sending the warrant.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5For Daniel Coxe see above, XIV, 300 n. WF had recommended him in January on the death of the incumbent; the recommendation was endorsed by the Board of Trade in April and approved on May 1. I N.J. Arch., X, 225–6; Board of Trade Jour., 1768–75, pp. 244–5; Acts Privy Coun., Col., V, 569.

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