Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Messrs. Hillary and Scot, 8 April 1760

To Messrs. Hillary and Scot9

Draft: American Philosophical Society

London, April 8. 1760


I receiv’d yours of the 26th past,1 with the Invoice and Bill of Lading for the Earthen Ware.2 I am told on Enquiry that I cannot insure here to more Advantage than with you; so desire you would get Insurance made for £50 which will include the Bale from Kendal; and draw on me for the whole Amount, deducting only the Allowance, (if any is customary with your Potter) for prompt Pay[ment] and your Draft shall be paid on sight. If the Ship is not gone, please to send a Copy of the Invoice with the Goods, to Peter Franklin of Rhodeisland. I am, Gentlemen, Your obliged Friend and humble Servant

B Franklin

Messrs Hillary & Scot

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Presumably a Liverpool mercantile firm.

1Not found.

2For the shipment of this and of the “Bale from Kendal,” see the document immediately above.

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