Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Pownall, 26 April 1774

From John Pownall

AL: Library of Congress

Plan:2 Office. April. 26. 1774.

Mr. Pownall presents his Compliments to Dr. Franklin. There are some Laws of Pensylvania now under the Consideration of the Lords of trade, but Mr. Pownall has not received any directions from their Lordships to require Dr. Franklin’s Attendance.3

Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / Craven Street

Endorsed: Secry Pownall  Octr. 1774

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2The formal title of the Board of Trade was the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.

3See the previous notes between Pownall and BF, under April 21. On May 2 the Board requested that BF attend, and on the 5th he did so: Board of Trade Jour., 1768–75, p. 394. For the laws under discussion see BF to the Pa. Assembly committee below, May 7.

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