Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from David Hall, 3 March 1766

From David Hall

Letterbook copy: American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia March 3d. 1766

Dear Sir

I was in hopes of a Letter from you by the Packet,8 but disappointed, was glad however to know from those that had, that you was well.

Inclosed have sent you a Copy of the Accounts settled by Mr. Parker with me on your Account, which I hope will be Satisfactory, as, to the best of my Knowledge I think they are right;9 tho’, as I suppose he told you, if any Thing is wrong in them, it shall be rectified, either as to what might have been forgot, or as to the Valuation of the Office.

Mrs. Franklin had Fifty Pounds Cash of me, the Tenth of January last, to purchase a Bill of Exchange of Mrs. Stevens.1 The 18th of last Month, she had One Hundred Pounds; towards Payment of the Lot she purchased of Mr. Siddons;2 and on the Tenth of this Month, I am to give her One Hundred Pounds more for the same Purpose. When she wants more, she shall have it; and any Service, I may be able to do her in that, or any other Way, you may depend upon it, shall not be wanting. I am Dear Sir Yours most Affectionately


Addressed: To Benjamin Franklin Esq.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8The Harriot packet; see the notes to the document immediately above.

9See above, pp. 87–99, 104–10.

1BF recorded the receipt of a bill for £30 sterling, Stevens on Grant, on April 3, 1766. Journal, 1764–1776, p. 7; Ledger, 1764–1776, pp. 2, 15.

2See above, XII, 283–6.

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