Benjamin Franklin Papers

Receipted Bill to the Proprietors, 25 June 1733

Receipted Bill to the Proprietors

ADS: Friends Library, London

[June 25, 1733]

The Honourable Proprietor to B. Franklin Dr.9
1. For printing 5 Sheets at 30s. per Sheet £ 7 10
2. For Paper 5 Ream, and 5/6 of a Ream at 20s. 5 16 8
3. For Stitching 500 Books, and pasting the Maps at 6s. per Hund. 1 10
4. For cutting the Mapp in Wood 2
5. For printing and Paper of the Mapps 2 11 8
6. For Printing and Paper of 1000 Coats of Arms at 8s. per Hund.1 4
£23 8 4

Recd. of James Steel Twenty Pounds in part of this Account. B. Franklin2

Endorsed: Receiv’d the Contents of the within Acct. per me June 25. 1733.

B. Franklin

Docketed: Ben Franklin 26th 4 mo. 1733 £23:8:4

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9These charges were probably for printing Articles of Agreement made and concluded upon between The Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary of Maryland, and The Honourable The Proprietarys of Pensilvania, &c. Touching the Limits and Boundaries of the Two Provinces. With The Commission, Constituting certain Persons to Execute the Same (Phila., 1733). This was a folio of 19 printed pages. The map, approximately 13 by 15 inches, folded and tipped in, showed the coasts, shores and boundaries of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and part of Virginia, roughly from above Philadelphia to Cape Charles.

1Probably bookplates.

2BF’s name was signed to this receipt by his wife.

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