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