From David Hall
Letterbook copy: American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia 22d July. 1758.
Inclosed you have the third Copy (in Case of Miscarriages) of a Bill for £149.12s. 5d., and the first Copy of another Bill for £100. which makes in all sent you £1049. 12s. 5d. One Hundred pound of which protested, for which you have Credit.2 The Exchange for the £100. to be paid you by Mr. Strahan was 60 as was that of £149. 12s. 5d. and this last 57½.3 You will please advise me of their coming to hand, and of being paid when you have got the Cash. Yours
To Benjamin Franklin Esqr. via Liverpool Capt. Stiles
2d Copy via Liverpool per Capt. Moore Augt. 26th4
2. See above, VII, 236, for Hall’s remittances to BF, including a record of the protested bill.
3. That is, in the first case £100 sterling equaled £160 Pa. currency and in the second £157 10s.
4. Pa. Gaz., July 27, 1758, reported clearance of the brig Shirley, Capt. Henry Styles, and on August 24 clearance of the schooner Pitt, Capt. Francis Moore.