From Isaac Norris
Letterbook copy: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
March 28. 1759
My Friend B Franklin
This serves to cover Bills of Exchange as per List hereunder and to inform you that our Supply Bill lyes with the Governor now the 24 Inst including the Proprietary Estates9 and granting £100,000 for the Raising &c. of 2,700 Men but I shall refer to another Letter for further Particulars on that Head1 and propose this as a seperate Cover to the Bills of Exchange. I am &c.
|Anthony Stoker on Geo Campbell 1st Bill||£200.0.|
By Captn Cuzzens
BF. recd this Letter ackd. June 9th. 17593
9. On March 24, the Pa. Assembly passed and sent to Governor Denny a supply bill containing the customary and controversial provision for the taxation of proprietary estates. Votes, 1758–59, p. 46.
1. See below, pp. 304, 326–7.
2. BF recorded the receipt of these bills on May 17, 1759. “Account of Expences,” p. 27; PMHB, LV (1931), 118.
3. BF’s letter to Norris of June 9, 1759, contains no such acknowledgement; see below, pp. 396–404.