Receipt to Hector Gambold6
ADS: Princeton University Library
[September 28, 1747]
Receiv’d Sept. 28. 1747 of Mr. Gambold Twenty three Pounds Ten Shillings, being in full for Fourteen hundred German Spelling Books; also One Pound Ten Shillings and three Pence for 50 lb. Pasteboard.
per me B Franklin
Endorsed: 1747 Sepr: 28. Franklin’s Rect: £25.—.3.
6. Hector Ernest Gambold (1719–1788), born in Wales, became a Moravian at Oxford, migrated to Pennsylvania, 1742, with a group of German and Welsh Moravians. Ordained in 1755, he preached in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and in 1763 settled on Staten Island as the first Moravian minister there. He died at Bethleham. Frederick Lewis Weis, “The Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies,” Am. Antiq. Soc. Proc., LXVI, pt. 2 (1956), 223.