Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Rebecca Haydock [Garrigues], 14 February 1773

To Rebecca Haydock [Garrigues9]

ALS (letterbook draft): Library of Congress

London, Feb. 14. [1773]

I send my young Friend’s Silk in a Box [to] Mr. Bache, who will deliver it to her. Enclos’d is the Maker’s Account and Sarah Forster’s Receipt, for Eight Pounds Six Shillings, which you will please to repay to Mrs. Franklin. I did not well understand the first Account and therefore to explain it Mrs. Forster got the Maker to draw another more intelligible, which is also enclos’d.1 I wish the Silk may please, and wear to your Satisfaction. I am, with Respects to your good Father and Mother,2 Your most obedient Servant


Miss Haydock

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9She had married, the month before, Samuel Garrigues, Jr., brother of the seafaring Isaac who appears above, XVIII, 21–2; see Hinshaw, Amer. Quaker Genealogy, II, 546.

1See above, XIX, 43, 64–5, 231. BF had settled the bill the previous November. The maker of the silk, named Ireland, had charged for 41½ yards at 5s. 4d. the yard, in all £11 1s. 4d. But the rate apparently included the raw silk, which in this case was furnished and for which a reduction was made of £2 15s. 4d., bringing the total to the sum BF mentions. Jour., p. 44.

2Eden and Elizabeth Haydock; for the father, a plumber, glazier, and house-painter, see above, XII, 14 n.

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