Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from David Hall, 4 November 1761

From David Hall

Letterbook copy: American Philosophical Society

Philada. Nov. 4. 1761.


I received yours, (Via New-York) relating to the order of Forty Pounds Sterling, in Favour of Mr. Palomba,2 which is paid, at the Rate of Seventy per Cent. Exchange, that being the Exchange the Trustees of the Loan-office drew for.

Remember me kindly to your Son, and tell him, I received his by Palomba, but never heard any thing of the Letter he mentions to be sent by Mr. Quincy Via Boston.3

I wrote you by two or three other Vessels, desiring you to order Caslon to cast, and send by the first Ship, the same Quantity of Brevier you last sent, which I hope is at Sea before this reaches.4 If the War is not at an End before you leave England, hope you will order it so, that the News Papers will come regularly by the Packets, as they now do. I am, Sir, Yours very sincerely

David Hall

To Mr. Franklin
Sent by the James and Mary Captain Bradford.5

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2BF’s letter has not been found nor has Mr. Palomba been identified.

3Edmund Quincy, son of Josiah Quincy of Boston; see above, p. 298 n.

4See above, pp. 330, 350.

5Pa. Gaz., Nov. 5, 1761, reported the clearance of the James and Mary, Capt. J. M. Bradford; London Chron., Dec. 24–26, 1761, reported that it had passed Gravesend December 25.

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