Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jan Ingenhousz, [24 February 1774]: abstract

From Jan Ingenhousz

Abstract: Ingenhousz letterbook, Gemeente-Archief, Breda

[February 24, 17749]

I am in the utmost consternation about his allarming circonstances and begg to be informed of them.1

to Dr. Benjamin Franklin  cravenstreet London

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9The date at the head of a page that contains five abstracts of letters written on the same day, in Dutch, French, and English, of which this is the fourth. BF’s reply is below, March 18.

1The news of the scene at the Cockpit and of BF’s loss of his post had apparently just reached Vienna, where Ingenhousz was physician to the imperial family. Immediately after this résumé he entered one of a letter to Sir John Pringle, in which he expressed the same alarm.

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