Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Swinton, Jr., 29 August 1768

From John Swinton, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Edinr 29th Augt 1768


May I beg the Favor that you will transmit the enclosed Letter to your Son. He desired me to pay to you four Guineas which he was so good as [to ad]vance for me, and accordingly you have herewith an order for that Sum.5 I am Sir with great Regard your most obedient and most humble Servant

John Swinton Junr

To Benjamin Franklin Esqr

Endorsed: 127 J Swinton for W F. £4 4s. 0d.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5John Swinton, a Scottish lawyer, laid claim to New Jersey lands and had asked WF to get the opinion of local counsel on his case. He was now, through BF, settling the resultant bill. See above, p. 122.

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