New Haven, 8 Dec 1778

Dear Sir,

I love scientific research.

Ezra Stiles

 

Newport, 29 Dec 1779

Sir,

Who are you?

B Franklin

 

New Haven, 17 Mar 1780

Respected sir,

Yale’s library collections are growing.

Ezra Stiles

 

London, 30 Mar 1780

Sir,

Why do you keep writing to me?

B Franklin

 

New Haven, 11 Jun 1780

Dear Sir,

Can I name a building after you?

Ezra Stiles

 

Philadelphia, 23 Jun 1780

Sir,

You know I have my own Franklin College right? The College of Philadelphia too.

B Franklin

 

New Haven, 1 Jul 1780

Dear Sir,

It would be a great honor for our institution.

Ezra Stiles

 

New York, 7 Jul 1780

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B Franklin

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