Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Charles Norris, 12 June 1755

To Charles Norris

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Thursday morning [June 12, 1755]


June 12th 1755
pd £100. 0. 0 Cash
50. 0. 0 Notes
£150. 0. 0.

Please to send me One hundred and Fifty Pounds on Account of the Committee.3 It should be Paper Money, as it is to go up to Mr. James Wright:4 and Paper will be the best Carriage. Some of it may be in the new Bills. The Post goes in an Hour. Let Jemmy5 bring it, if you please, as my Niece6 can hardly stay the Counting.

Yours affectionately

B. Franklin

To Mr. Charles Norris

Receipted: Philada June 12. 1755 Rec’d of Charles Norris One hundred and fifty pounds per me

B. Franklin

Endorsed: Benjn: Franklins Ordr & Rect £150 paid June. 12th. 1755 paid. Entered in the accots. £5000. in Marble covered book.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3The Assembly committee drew on Norris, treasurer of the Loan Office, for expenses for road building and forage. See above, pp. 6–7, 65.

4James Wright of Hempfield on the Susquehanna River, member of the Assembly. See above, IV, 210–11 n.

5Not identified.

6Possibly Ann Annis Davenport (C.12.4) or Deborah Dunlap, daughter of John and Frances Croker (see above, I, 363 n) and wife of the Lancaster printer William Dunlap. The latter signed herself niece in a letter to Deborah Franklin, April. 27, 1773 (MS, APS). As her son Francis was born Feb. 8, 1755, Mrs. Dunlap may have remained in, or been sent to, Philadelphia for her confinement and convalescence.

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