Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Strahan, [May 1773?]

From William Strahan

ALS: American Philosophical Society

New Street Thursday Afternoon [May, 1773?7]

Dear Sir

Dont forget your Appointment tomorrow at 3, or soon after. I send you herewith the 10th. Vol. of the Statutes; but the American Tea Act is not yet printed, but will be done in a Day or two. I am Dear Sir Most affectionately Yours

Will: Strahan

Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / Craven Street

[In another hand] At Mr Nelson’s / In Bush Lane / Scotch Yard / Cannon Street.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7So dated on the assumption the “American Tea Act” to which Strahan refers was not the minor statute of 1772 but the famous one, 13 Geo. III, c. 44, which became law on May 10, 1773; Strahan, according to custom, printed it as a separate pamphlet. The tenth volume of Statutes at Large, to which he also refers, had been published more than two years earlier: London Chron., March 19–21, 1771.

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