Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Bollan, 7 December 1771

From William Bollan

AL: American Philosophical Society

Southamptn. street Saturday, Dec. 7th. [17717]

Mr. Bollan presents his compliments to Dr. Franklin, and desires to see him this afternoon about five, if convenient, upon a matter which chiefly relates to himself, and will not admit of much delay.8

Addressed: For / Dr. Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Dec. 7 was a Saturday in 1771, and not again during BF’s mission. Bollan moved to Southampton St. in that year; see his letters in 6 Mass. Hist. Coll., IX, 269, 274.

8Bollan wanted to see BF, we conjecture, to discuss whether they could still do anything as agents for Massachusetts, a point on which Bollan had been extremely pessimistic a few weeks before; see Mass. House to BF above, June 25, n. 1.

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