Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Percival, 12 May 1782

From Thomas Percival

AL: American Philosophical Society

Manchester May 12. 1782.

Doctor Percival requests the honour of Doctor Franklin’s acceptance of the inclosed Volumes, as Memorials of his cordial Esteem and respect.—7

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7This is Percival’s first extant letter since January, 1775: XXI, 446. The volumes he enclosed were probably his A Father’s Instructions (for which see XXXVI, 288n) and the first edition of its sequel, A Socratic Discourse on Truth and Faithfulness … (Warrington, 1781).

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