Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from David Barclay, [December 1774?]

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.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2The 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.

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