Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Ellis, 25 December 1773

From John Ellis2

AL: American Philosophical Society

Grays Inn Decr the 25th 1773

Mr. Ellis presents his respectful compliments to Dr. Franklin and begs he would return him the French Book upon Moco Coffee, as he intends to make some extracts from it. Dr. Fothergill being very desirous that the remarks upon Coffee should be speedily publishd. Hopes he will think of his kind promise of assisting therein, as it must speedily go to the press.

Addressed: To / Dr. Benjn. Franklin / at Mrs. Stevenson’s / in Craven Street / Strand

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2BF had clearly ignored Ellis’ previous request above, Dec. 8. It is here repeated almost verbatim, except for the references to Moccha coffee and to BF’s promise, and did elicit a prompt reply; see the following document.

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