Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Daniell, 23 June 1754

From William Daniell6

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Kingston 23rd. June 1754


In my Last of the 12th Ultimo7 I made proposal for Dealing with you for paper which if Convenient should be glad you would be as Expeditious as possible in Sending me the 50 Rms. of Demy Paper I wrote for as also a Sheet of Each sort of writing or printing paper you make with the prices per Rm. wrote on Each sheet as I am taking some things in hand for the Press I shall take it a favor if you would Let me know at onst the Lowest prices to save the Time a second Letter will take to Come to your hand.8 I am, Sir Your Most Obedient servant

William Daniell

PS. Send me a Cask of 50 or 100 lb. of Pott ash and 50 lb. Brasileto pounded.

Addressed: To  Benjamin Franklin Esqr.  Philadelphia

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Printer to the Jamaica Assembly from 1749 to his death in 1756. Frank Cundall, A History of Printing in Jamaica from 1717 to 1834 (Kingston, 1935), pp. 10, 33.

7Not found.

8For shipments of paper to Daniell, see Eddy, LedgerD,” pp. 51–2, 72, and below, p. 463.

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