Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Strahan, 27 August 1772

From William Strahan

ALS: American Philosophical Society

New Street Thursday, Augst. 27. [1772?2]

Dear Sir

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

Will: Strahan

Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / Craven Street

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Aug. 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.

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