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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 <1773? A note in the third person: thanks Franklin “for the Paragraphs which seem to be perfectly right”; the New York packet will sail, wind permitting, when tonight’s mail reaches Falmouth.>
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...
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.
ALS : American Philosophical Society As Lord Le Despencer cannot get at his Oats, being under a Stack of Wheat, in time for your sending them to America for the next Season, I herewith send you my last Years produce as His Lordship will supply me with some. I have also added a little more of the Swiss Barley and am very truly Dear Sir Your most obedient humble Servant Addressed: To / Dr....
Letterbook copy: General Post Office, London Two days after the scene at the Cockpit the blow fell: Franklin was curtly dismissed from the Post Office. His acquaintance of many years, Anthony Todd, was not responsible for the curtness. The ministry was; Franklin believed that it had forced the Postmasters General into a step they were reluctant to take. His dismissal “could but incense him and...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Mr. Todd presents his Compliments to Dr. Franklin and begs the favour of his Company to Dinner on Monday next at ½ past three to meet Major Trent, Mr. Wharton and Mr. Foxcroft. Addressed: To / Dr. Franklin / Craven Street. Presumably to discuss the affairs of the Grand Ohio Company, of which Todd and his guests were members. See his earlier invitation...
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 : American Philosophical Society Mr. Todd presents his Compliments to Dr. Franklin and as he understands he has received his Accounts by this Days Mail he would be glad if the Accountant General could have them to examine next Wednesday that if there should be any Errors in them they may be wrote about by this Month’s Mail. For the accounts see the following document. The 6th was a Tuesday;...