* FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790). Autograph letter signed ("B. Franklin"), to his great-nephew Jonathan Williams, Jr. London, 6 October 1773.
1 page, oblong 8vo (157 x 199 mm) some staining and separation at folds (crossing signature), silked on verso along folds; mats and frame available. Franklin writing his nephew from London regarding an organ he has sent the family in Boston in the months leading up to the Boston Tea Party: "Dear Jonathan, Inclos'd is the Receipt for the Organ which I wish safe to hand, and that it may please. My Love to the Family, & to my Sister. I shall write fully to you per some Boston Ship when I have a little time. I am eve, Your affectionate Friend…" Published in The Papers, Vol. 20.
Estimate $ 8,000-12,000
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California