Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from David Hall, 24 March 1759

From David Hall

Letterbook copy: American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia 24th March. 1759


Inclosed you have the second Copy of a Bill of Exchange for One hundred Pounds Sterling No. 9454 Likewise the first Copy of another Bill for the same Sum;5 which makes in all remitted you by me, since you left Philadelphia Thirteen Hundred Forty Nine pounds twelve Shillings and five pence Sterling, which as usual, you will give me Credit for, and advice of the Payment. I am Yours &c.

D Hall

To Benjamin Franklin Esqr per Arnold Capt Cuzzins

This Letter sent under Cover to Peter Collinson Esqr.6

NB the Number of the Bill is 4410. Exchange 55.

Second Copy by the General Wall Packet Captain Lutwyche April 9. 1759.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4On Feb. 27, 1759, Hall advised BF that he was sending him the first copy of this bill, and BF recorded its receipt, April 9, 1759. See above, p. 287; “Account of Expences,” p. 26; PMHB, LV (1931), 117.

5BF recorded the receipt of this bill, number 4410, drawn by Leonard Jarvis of Boston on Messrs. William and Richard Baker, London merchants, on May 29, 1759. “Account of Expences,” p. 27; PMHB, LV (1931), 118.

6For Hall’s use of Collinson as a cover, see above, p. 287.

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