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Extract in Franklin’s hand: American Philosophical Society The Vouchers to our Accounts was forwarded by the last Packet, which I hope will enable you to make a final Settlement at the Office. See the first extract above, Nov. 2. As promised in his letter above, Dec. 7. The packet was the Harriot ; her arrival was announced in the Public Advertiser , Jan. 7, 1775.
AL : American Philosophical Society [1769? A note in the third person, dated only Friday, asking Franklin to visit him for a game of chess “on his New Invented Table.” A very bad cold has prevented Foxcroft from calling, and the visit would be an act of charity.] So identified by the handwriting. But his brother Thomas, the Philadelphia postmaster, wrote a closely similar hand, and visited...
Extract in Franklin’s hand: American Philosophical Society By this Packet are transmitted the Quarterly Accounts from April 1772 as Vouchers in support of the Accounts with the General Post-Office, which I hope will enable you to make a final Settlement. See the note on the first extract above, Nov. 2.
ALS : American Philosophical Society I was favour’d by my Brother with a few Lines from you, just Acquainting me with your Intentions of taking a Trip to Ireland. I hope this will find you safe return’d and in Good health. I expect two Casks of Flour up every tide Manufactured by the same Man who I had the other two off, if they get up by Friday they will come in Falconer if not it will be too...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Yours of Decr. 7th. I rec’d Yesterday Informing me of your having drawn a Bill on me, which shall meet with due honour when it appears. And I hope it will not be long before we have the pleasure of seeing you over when we can adjust our Accts. as it appears by mine that you have over drawn. However any mistakes may easyly be rectified at a future Day. I...
Extract in Franklin’s hand: American Philosophical Society Mr. Colden is now busy in making out a fair and clear State of the Office Accounts, which will assuredly be transmitted together with proper Vouchers by the next Packet. The first in a series, headed “Extracts of Letters from Mr. Foxcroft to B Franklin,” that BF enclosed in his note to Anthony Todd below, March 18. We have deleted his...
In consequence of the royal proclamation George III issued four months after his accession, which is summarized in the preamble below, Franklin and Foxcroft prepared and had printed this form of certificate to protect their local postmasters from any interruptions in the performance of their duties. The certificate was, of course, not itself the postmaster’s commission, but rather an...
Extract in Franklin’s hand: American Philosophical Society If you see Mr. Todd, I beg you will let him know Mr. Finley and I are at Work preparing the necessary Papers to accompany the Accounts by the next Packet, agreable to the new Form you transmitted me.... I am truly sorry that my Brother should have fallen under the least Suspicions of being dilatory in rendring his Accounts and...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania I have the happiness to acquaint you that your Daughter was safely brought to Bed the 20th. Ulto. and presented me with a sweet little Girl, they are both in good spirits and are likely to do very well. I was seized with a Giddyness in my head the Day before yesterday which alarms me a good Deal as I had 20 oz. of Blood taken from me and took Physick...
ADS : Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport Receiv’d July 12. 1763. of Mr. Vernon, One Hundred and Fifteen Pounds four Shillings and Sixpence on Account of the Post-Office, per us Recd July 16th. 1763 of Mr. Vernon One hundred and Thirty nine Pounds three Shillings on account of this post office. For B: Franklin and Self For Vernon, postmaster at Newport, R.I., 1754–75, see above, V , 451 n....