From David Barclay
AL: Library of Congress
Cheapside 4 ’Clo: [December, 1774?2]
D. Barclay’s respects, and desires to see Dr. Franklin this Evening on particular Business.
Addressed: Doctor Franklin
Endorsed: recd at 7.
2. The only clue to the date is the “particular Business,” which might have been connected with either the peace negotiations or the projected meeting of merchants to petition Parliament (see Barclay to BF above, Dec. 22). The first would suggest December or the following February, the times of most active negotiating. The second would suggest December or, more likely, January, when the petition often brought the two men together. We print the note, according to our practice, under the earliest plausible date.