Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Michell, 13 April 1772: résumé

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.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The astronomer and clergyman of Thornhill, Yorks.; see above, VII, 357 n.

6Tom’s Coffee House, but which? For the three of the same name see Bryant Lillywhite, London Coffee Houses … (London, [1963]), pp. 583, 592–3, 595.

7Doubtless the one on the aberration of light that BF had shown to Price; see BF to Winthrop above, Jan. 13.

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