From William Strahan
ALS: American Philosophical Society
New Street Thursday, Augst. 27. [1772?2]
Inclosed is the Receit for the Books. They told me at the Coffeehouse yesterday, that the Captain takes his Bag away tomorrow. Please to remember your Engagement to dine with me tomorrow at 4. I am ever Dear Sir Your affectionate humble Servant
Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / Craven Street
2. Aug. 27 also fell on a Thursday in 1767, but in that year BF would scarcely have had a dinner engagement on the 28th, when he left for Paris: above, XIV, 241. The books also point to 1772: they were either those for the Library Company (see BF’s letters to its committee above, Aug. 22, and below, Aug. 28) or some that Strahan furnished BF at this time for WF: Jour., p. 43.