Statement of Account with Charles Norris
ADS: Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
Dr. Cha. Norris Esqr.8
|Dec.||6.||Compleat Body of Gardening9||£1.||16.||0|
|2 Do Husbandry||3.||10.||0|
|2 Lisle’s Observations on Husbandry||1.||0.||0|
|Nov.||1.||Charges on Shipping &c.||12.||9|
|1762||Cash advanc’d to Gardner2||5.||0.||0|
|London, Aug. 5. 1762|
|Cr. by Cash receiv’d of Elias Bland3 in full||18.||5.||9|
per B Franklin
Endorsed: Benja: Franklin Esqr His Sterling Account to Mr: Chas: Norris £18. 5.9 Londo: Augt. 5th. 1762
8. This statement of account duplicates the entries on the last (unnumbered) page of “Account of Expences.”
9. For this and the following four books, see above, VII, 176 n; VIII, 169.
1. John Parkinson, Theatrum Botanicum: The Theater of Plants, or an Herball of large extent … (London, 1640), as the title is recorded in Brit. Mus. Cat. DNB gives it as Theatrum Botanicum: The Theater of Plantes, or An Universall and Compleate Herball (London, 1640).
2. On the gardener BF had apparently hired and sent to Philadelphia for Norris, see above, p. 70 n.
3. A London Quaker merchant who had lived in Philadelphia (above, III, 141 n). His name was on the list of people BF had recorded on his draft letter to Polly Stevenson, June 21, 1762 (above, pp. 107–8). Probably that entry was to remind BF to see Bland before leaving England because of some understanding that Bland would settle this account for Norris.