Life Of Benjamin Franklin: Footnote 48

Lord Hillsborough seemed resolved to let it be known, that his tem per was not implacable, if it was capricious. More than a year after his resignation, he met Dr. Franklin at Oxford. Calling, at his room, his first salutation was, " Dr. Franklin, I did not know till this minute that you were here, and I am come to make you my bow. I am glad to see you at Oxford, and that you look so well." The conversation continued for a short time. Alluding to this incident, Dr. Franklin said, "Of all the men I ever met with, he is surely the rest unequal in his treatment of people, the most insincere, and the most wrongheaded." It is believed, that there was no intercourse afterwards between them.

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