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Copy: Yale University Library His Majesty’s Post Master General having been pleased, at the same time, They have thought fit to lay down the Correspondence with His Majesty’s Islands in the West Indies, to Establish Four Packet Boats of 130 Tons each, with 18 Hands, in order to continue a Monthly Correspondence between Great Britain, and the Continent of America, in time of Peace; and until...
Copy: Yale University Library The Accomptant General of this Office, having now finished his observations (for which I prepared you in my other Letter of this date) upon the state of your Accounts, and His Majesty’s PostMaster General having adopted the same; I am Commanded to observe to you, that your last Account for about Four Years ending with August 1761, being sworn to in London in April...
Copy: Yale University Library Inclosed I send you, by Command of His Majesty’s PostMaster General, the Copy of a Letter just received from General Murray Governor of Quebec; as likewise the Copy of a Memorial inclosed therein from the British Merchants residing in That Government; by which they plainly appear to labour under many difficulties for the want of a safe and Speedy Conveyance of...
Copy: Yale University Library I had the pleasure to receive your Letter of the 14th. of April, on Wednesday the 8th. Instant, and the same day laid it before His Majesty’s PostMaster General, who were extremely well satisfied and promise Themselves great Information from your Correspondence. They are very glad to find that before you had received my Letters to you of the 12th. of March, your...
Copy: Yale University Library I am glad to acquaint you that the Postmaster General are very well satisfied with Mr. Franklin’s Letter of the 1st. and your joint Letter of the 10th. of June. The several proposed Regulations and Improvements which you mention, have met with Their entire approbation, and They wait your own Time for making the ample Report you mention at the End of this Summer...
AL : University of Pennsylvania Library Mr. Todd presents his Compliments to Mr. Franklin, and would be glad to see him any Morning to shew him the proposed Clauses for the intended Act of Parliament. Addressed: To / Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / Cravenstreet The Postal Act of 1765 (5 Geo. III, c. 25) was passed May 10, 1765. Among other provisions, it changed the rates for mail between Great...
AL : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Mr. Todd presents his Compliments to Mr. Franklin, and is greatly distressed for want of the Clauses, and desires he would send them by the Bearer. Addressed: To / Mr. Franklin Endorsed: Mauduit agt for the Massachusetts at the olive Tree near the Sun Tavern South Side of St Pauls Pump Court No. 4 two per Staim right hand S. Meredith Anthony Todd (above,...
AL : University of Pennsylvania Library Mr. Todd presents his Compliments to Mr. Franklin and acquaints him that Lord Bessborough and Lord Grantham meet at the Office on Friday at noon to open their Patent. Bessborough and Grantham became joint postmasters general in the Rockingham ministry, July 12, 1765. London Chron. , July 18–20, reported that on Friday, the 19th, they had held their first...
AL : American Philosophical Society [August 3, 1768. An invitation to dine at 3:45 at the King’s Arms, on a buck provided by the Postmaster General (Lord Le Despencer or Lord Sandwich).] For Anthony Todd, a prominent official in the Post Office and later BF ’s associate in the Grand Ohio or Walpole Company, see above, X , 217 n.
MS extract: Public Record Office Extract of a Letter from Anth Todd Esqr. to Messrs. Franklin and Foxcroft Dated General Post Office October 4th. 1768. You will see by the inclosed Abstract of a Clause relating to Ship Letters what steps have been lately taken to carry the same effectually into execution, and the Honourable Commissioners of the Customs have been pleased to direct their...