From John Michell5
ALS: American Philosophical Society
<Tom’s C. H.6 April 13, 1772: Returns a book together with Winthrop’s letter,7 which he has ordered sent to Franklin. Is leaving town today and will not see him again until next winter unless, as Michell hopes, Franklin visits Yorkshire during the summer. If instead he leaves for America, wishes him a pleasant and prosperous voyage and happiness in his native country.>
5. The astronomer and clergyman of Thornhill, Yorks.; see above, VII, 357 n.
6. Tom’s Coffee House, but which? For the three of the same name see Bryant Lillywhite, London Coffee Houses … (London, ), pp. 583, 592–3, 595.
7. Doubtless the one on the aberration of light that BF had shown to Price; see BF to Winthrop above, Jan. 13.