Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Peter Collinson, 1 January 1757

To Peter Collinson

Original ALS not found; duplicate: Pierpont Morgan Library

Philada. Jan. 1. 1757

Dear Friend

I wrote you yesterday a Line or two5 enclosing the second of a Set of Bills for £120 Sterling, drawn on Mr. William Anderson, Merchant, London, by Robert Lloyd, of Maryland6 I now send the first of the same Set. On the 27th past I drew on you for £50 Sterling in favour of Benjamin Mecom, which I doubt not will meet with due Honour7 I wish you and yours many happy New Years, being, Dear Friend Yours affectionately


[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5Not found.

6William Anderson, who dealt with many Maryland merchants, was married to Rebecca, sister of Maryland Receiver General Edward Lloyd. Her cousin Robert Lloyd (1712–1770) of Queen Anne Co. was a burgess and later speaker of the Maryland Assembly. Md. Hist. Mag. VII (1912), 424–5, 427–8.

7See above, p. 68, and the letter immediately below for bf’s assistance to his nephew, Benjamin Mecom.

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