Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Strahan, 18 September 1744

To William Strahan

ALS: American Philosophical Society

[Philada.] Sept. 18. 1744


I wrote to you per Capt. Evans, and enclos’d you Bills for £20.13.0 Sterlg. of which I now send you the Seconds. I sent you also a Box containing 300 Books I had printed, and by this Ship I send you 200 Copies of our late Indian Treaty which I hope will come to hand and sell with you.1 I will take Books of you in Exchange for as much of them as you can [get] sold. I wrote to you also for 300 wt. of New English Letter, which I want to compleat a little Printing House for our common Friend Mr. Hall; I hope you will be able to send it per first Vessel in the Spring; What you send please to insure. I am, Sir, Your obliged humble Servant

B Franklin

Addressed: To  Mr Wm Strahan  Printer  London  Per the Pennsylva Galley  Capt. Hougstun

1A Treaty, Held at the Town of Lancaster ... In June, 1744 was printed by BF and advertised for sale in Pa. Gaz., Sept. 6, at 18d. It is reprinted in facsimile in Carl Van Doren, ed., Indian Treaties Printed by Benjamin Franklin, 1736–1762 (Phila., 1938), pp. 41–79.

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