Life Of Benjamin Franklin: Footnote 1119

The date of the Oxford degree is April 30th, 1762. The following extract from the University records is found among Dr. Franklin's papers.

"February, 22d, 1762. Agreed, nem. con. at a meeting of the Heads of Houses, that Mr. Franklin, whenever he shall please to visit the University, shall be offered the compliment of the degree of D. C. L honoris causu.
"I. BROWN, Vice-Can."

The degree of Master of Arts was likewise conferred on his son, William Franklin, at Oxford.

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