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I hope Your Excellency will excuse the liberty I have taken to address you, having made application to the President through my friends for an appointment in the Customs at Philadelphia.—When the Revolution began I lent all the Money I had to the United States. There it lays still—I have made shift to keep my Certificates as yet—The small Real Estate I had is a small house in the City and a...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The time Draws near for my Leaveing this place I Expect whe Shall be at Graves End about the Second of august I find Capt Barney is arived in France and hope he has Brought Dispatchs for you Mr Bingham I understand has wrote you the Gazet I Sent you hope Got sauef to hand Mr Silas Dean is hear he paid me a viset and I find from him Self that he wrote Some...
ALS : American Philosophical Society This is to acquaint you of my arrival after a Passage of five weeks and 3 Days. I left Mrs. Franklin and Mrs. Beech [Bache] well the 21st. of May and also the Governor having heard from him the Day before I saild. I have not sent your Letters at home by the Post. But shall waite on you with them as soon as I get up to London please to make my best...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Recd your kind Letter of the 18 June yesterday and wrote the Same Evening by a Mr Heptenstall and inclosed you Some papers which I Refer you too I Shall Send you by the Next privet hand Some pamplets and Some more News papers Least that Should not Come to hand as Soon as this beg to inform you that the washington and Capt Barney where Both Sauef arrived...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I inclose you a gazzet that Came out on the 5 day of this month which Surprised me much after hearing So much Taulk about Giveing the amerricans Everey thing but Bringing the Shugers Directley from the west indies that they Should issue an order of Councel for there owen Ships onley. I have taken Care to Send two of the Gazetts one by Each Ship Bound to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society This serves to acquaint you I have sent you by Captn. Sutton one barrel of Newtown Pippens, one Cask of shell Bark Hickory nutts and two Kegs of bread which I hope will come safe to hand as the ship is going a voyage that was very disagreeable to me. I have concluded to stay at home this Winter, so that I shant have the Pleasure of keeping Christmas with...
ALS : American Philosophical Society This will inform you of my Savef arrivall of Dover after a passage of 30 Days. I took my Leave of mrs. Franklin the Last Day of November in the morning when She mrs. Beach and the two Boys where all well. I hope in a few Days to have the pleashure of takeing by the hand my best Compliments to mrs. Stevenson mrs. and mr. hewson and master Temple. I am Dear...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Take the Liberty of informing you of my arrivall hear yesterday I left philadla the 12 of april in a vessell for ostend but Got put ashore at hasting I Expect to purches a ship hear and proceed to philadelphia if you have aney Commands hear that I Can Excute please to Let hear from you Mr Beach [Bache] was at Newyork when I Came away Mrs Beach was well Mr...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I am Sorrey to Trouble you with aney Triflings matters of mine but as it is uncertain that I shall Return Directly to London or go Elswhere I must beg the Favor of you to Call on mr. Samuel wharton when the Grant is made for my Right for Forty Thousand acres for which he has already Received Fifty pounds Sterling of mildreed & Roberts where his order to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Recived yours of the 18 this month this Day which Give me Great Joy to hear of your helth but much Surprised you have had no Letters Latter than you mentiond for a Mr Vaughan that Came in the Same vessell Told us he had Dispaches for you as Soon as I had Determined on my imbarcation I waited on Mr Charles Thomson to Let him know that if Congress had aney...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have put on shore at Dover Six Packets for you there is Some Still on board which I am Desierd to Deliver with my own hand. I Shall wait on you with them as Soon as Ever the Ship Gits up to London from Sir your most obident Humble Servant Addressed: To / Benjamin Franklin Esqr / Craven Street / London Endorsed: Capt. Falconer For Falconer, a ship captain...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have made Bold to Send you a turtle in the Ship hannover packet Capt. Price as also two pair of Spanish Birds Called hear patriges which are much admired hear. I have Directed them to the Care of messrs mildred and Roberts of Lond[on]. I thought not proper to Let the Capt know they whear for you as I well no how matters stand with him. I hope they will...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I inclose a Book that Came out yesterday hear and is Like to make Some Noise hear I Recd Letters yesterday from philadla via Newyork as Late as the 24 of April one Ship had arrivd from Irland and omitted to Land there Goods an order to the Collecter to Enter all vessells from Grait Britton I wrote you Sir on my First arrivall hear but as I have not heard...
ALS : American Philosophical Society This will inform you of my being detaind hear by Contrarey winds. I have been two Days out but obliged to put back. The Sloop manawar that has been under sailing orders Some time for Boston is Still hear wind bound as my Self and Capt. Lawrence. If you or mr. williams Should have aney occation to write by me please to Direct to me at the Fountain...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Received yours of the 14 of Feb. by Capt. All about a week after the arrival of the London Ships the Grand Duke Gave him self some verey unbecoming aiers to me about some person that I think there Famiely are under Great obligations too. They would people hear belive that a Certain man Can Turn out pr[ime?] minnesters and put in at pleashur. Our Debate...
In Obedience to Your Excellency’s Letter of this Morning, I have seen Mr Jacob Shoemaker, one of the Owners of the Ship Delaware; he informs me that they intend their ship for Cape Nichola Mole, and expected to take a Number of passengers, if they Offered; but they Assure me, only one person has as Yet engaged his passage in the Ship Delaware; I have requested of Mr Shoemaker and Captain Art,...
In obedience to your Excellencys Letter of the 5th. Instant; I beg Leave to make the following report on the Little Brig Sarah. From the Best Information I can obtain; When She Sailed from this Port she had four Iron Cannon Mounted, and a number of wooden; and She returned into this port a Prize to the Frigat L’Ambuscaid in the Same Situation. Her present Situation, as to Military Equipment is...
The Subscriber respectfully forwarded to his Excellency in the last Month Certificates under the hands of several respectable Citizens of Philadelphia, recommendatory of him as an Applicant for an appointment in the Customs at Philadelphia. At that time the principles of the Collection bill not being made public, the place or object of Appointment was not clearly designated in the...
We have inclosed to your Excelly Copies of our Instructions from the Honble the Board of War, appointing us Superintendants for forming Magazines of Provisions in the Counties of Philadelphia, Bucks, Berks, & Northampton in the State of Pennsylvania & the County of Sussex in the State of N. Jersey. Agreable to these Instructions we have met at this Town & have form’d a Sett of Directions to be...