Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Winthrop, 13 January 1772

To John Winthrop

ALS (letterbook draft): American Philosophical Society

London, Jan. 13. 1772

Dear Sir,

I have received by Mr. Marchant the 52s. you sent by him.8 I hope you received the Transactions for 1770. A new Volume is expected soon, which I shall forward by the first Opportunity. The enclos’d I have just receiv’d from Dr. Price, into whose Hands I put your Paper, which he has now return’d to me.9 Let me know if you would have me give it to the Society. With great Esteem I am, ever, my dear Friend, Yours most affectionately

B Franklin

Mr Winthrop
Per Meyrick

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Henry Marchant, who had arrived in England the previous August, had presumably brought payment for the Phil. Trans. for 1770. This was Winthrop’s usual method: above, XVII, 265; XVIII, 30.

9For Winthrop’s paper on the transit of Venus, and the involved communication between him and Price via BF, see above, XVII, 264 n.

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