Benjamin Franklin Papers

Vote of Thanks from Harvard College, 30 September 1776: résumé

Vote of Thanks from Harvard College

Text in William C. Lane, “Harvard College and Franklin,” Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, X (1907), 238–9.

<Sept. 30, [1776]: The President and Fellows vote their thanks to Franklin for the gift, transmitted by James Bowdoin, of Vattel’s Droit des gens,6 and ask Bowdoin to present him with a copy of their vote.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6See above, Dumas to BF, May 17, 1775, and Bowdoin to BF, Aug. 19, 1776.

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