Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Outram, 17 January 1772: résumé

From William Outram2

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<London, January 17, 1772: Has been commissioned by the Rev. Mr. Dunlap3 to take care of buying and shipping a good armonica for Dunlap’s son Benjamin, organist in his father’s church in Virginia, and to ask Franklin where such an instrument might be had; should be obliged to have the information addressed to him at the bar of the Virginia Coffee House.4>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2A merchant captain, master of the Virginia vessel Liberty: 1 W&MQ, XX (1911–12), 209–10; Edmund and Dorothy S. Berkeley, “‘The Ablest Clerk in the U.S.’: John James Beckley,” Va. Mag. of History and Biography, LXX (1962), 435.

3William Dunlap, the husband of DF’s niece and rector of the parish of Stratton Major; see above, XV, 24 n.

4In Ball Court, Cornhill; see Bryant Lillywhite, London Coffee Houses … (London, [1963]), p. 628.

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