Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from James Smith, 25 October 1746

From James Smith1

ALS: Drayton M. Smith, Philadelphia (1958)

Chester Town, Ocbr. 25th 1746


Yours of the 17th mentioning my chance in the New York Lottery2 for which I return you thanks And when you Shall get the money Please to Acquaint me. I may have Occation of Somthing in your way So that if you please to let the money lye with you tell then. I am with respects Sir Your Most humble Servant

Jam. Smith

Addressed: To Mr. Benjamin Franklin  Philadelphia

1James Smith, clerk of Kent Co., Md., for many years. He was one of the commissioners for building the Kent County court house, 1750; and his name heads a list of petitioners for authority to hold a market twice weekly at Chestertown, 1761. Arch. of Md., VI, 30; XLVI, 458; LVIII, 579.

2BF sold tickets for the New York Lottery. See below, p. 96.

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