Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from David Hall, 2 July 1760

From David Hall

Letterbook copy: American Philosophical Society

Philada. July 2. 1760.


Yours, of the 28th of March,7 I received, owning the Receipt of a Bill for £200 Sterling, drawn by William Plumsted.

The Brevier came safe to hand by Gibbon, looks very well, but sticks, when distributed, most intolerably. Believe it will turn out pretty perfect.8

By the Captains Falconer and Killner to London, I sent you the first and second Copies of a Bill of Exchange for £100 Sterling.9 Inclosed you have now the third Copy of same Bill, in case of Miscarriages, I shall soon remit you more, tho’ at present it does not suit me to do it. I am, Sir, Yours. &c.

David Hall

To Mr. Franklin
By the Myrtilla, Captain Bolitho, to London1

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7See above, pp. 39–40.

8For BF’s purchase and shipment of a font of Brevier type, see above, p. 34 n.

9For this bill, drawn by Scott & McMichael of Philadelphia on George and James Portis of London, see above, pp. 34 n, 100.

1Pa. Gaz., July 17, 1760, records the clearance of the Myrtilla, Capt. John Bolitho. London Chron., Aug. 9–12, 1760, reports its arrival in the Downs after a passage of twenty-five days.

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