From Osgood Hanbury & Company6
AL: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Tower street 15th. June 1767
Messrs. Hanbury’s respects to Doctor Franklin and inform him, that upon Captain Bannings coming up this Evening, they find the Ship will not be ready to sail before the 24th. Instant, by which time if the Chariott7 can be got ready the Captain shall take particular care of it.
6. For Osgood Hanbury, a Quaker merchant with offices at 34 Great Tower Street and also a banker, see above, IX, 239 n; Kent’s Directory for the Year 1770 (London, 1770), p. 80.
7. BF was almost certainly purchasing this “Chariott” for John Ross; see above, p. 117.