From William Henly
ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
I think myself exceedingly obliged to you for your intended favour of a Visit some Evening, but hope you will so far oblige me as to give me previous notice by a Line, when I shall with a high pleasure accommodate my time to your convenience. I am with the utmost Respect Sir your obedient and Humble Servant
To Dr. Franklin
Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin
7. This was the year when BF was most closely associated with Henly, who was giving experimental support to the Purfleet committee’s conclusions; see the headnote on the committee’s report above, Aug. 21. Henly’s first sentence is presumably acknowledgment of some written word from BF, perhaps a delayed answer to the letter from Henly above that we conjecturally assign to June 17. In that case this note was after BF returned to town in mid-July, which was the first time he could have received and responded to that letter.