Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Mr. Jesser, 7 October 1772

From Mr. Jesser6

AL: American Philosophical Society

College hill.7 7th: October. 1772.

Mr. Jesser presents his Compliments to Dr. Franklin and is sorry he had not the Pleasure of finding him at home at any of the times he called.

The Governors of the London Hospital will be much obliged to the Doctor if he will write to Mr. Colden and Mr. Dixon by this day’s Mail what the Dr. thinks to be necessary on the State of the Case which Mr. Jesser left for [the] Dr. last Monday.

Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin.

Endorsed in Franklin’s hand: Wrote accordingly the same Day BF

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6An agent, probably an attorney, for the London Hospital; he had been working for several years on the disappearance of Elizabeth Holland (above, XVIII, 157), the matter that elicited this note. We print it out of the usual order because it accounts for part or all of the two letters from BF that follow.

7On Upper Thames and Cannon Streets: Henry B. Wheatley, London Past and Present (3 vols., London, 1891), I, 444–5.

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