Benjamin Franklin Papers

William Franklin to Timothy Horsfield, 21 June 1756

William Franklin8 to Timothy Horsfield

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philada. June 21. 1756


Capt. Orndt9 having informed the Commissioners, that there are a Number of the Province Arms at Bethlehem, under your Care, which he thinks are better than those belonging to his Company;1 they have given him Leave to take his Choice of those Arms, and directed him to return as many of those he now has, in the Room of those he shall take. I am Sir your humble Servant

Wm: Franklin

To Timothy Horsefield, Esqr.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8It would appear from this letter that William Franklin was acting in a secretarial capacity for the provincial commissioners at this time.

9On Capt. Jacob Arndt (Orndt), commander at Fort Norris, see above, p. 343.

1James Young, commissary general of the musters, inspected Fort Norris June 23, and reported its small arms as: “13 good Muskets, 3 burst Ditto. 16 very bad Ditto.” I Pa. Arch., II, 679.

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