Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to [William Strahan?], 1 May 1747

To [William Strahan?]

ALS: Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, N.Y. (1955)

Philada. May 1. 1747

Dear Sir

This is only to cover a Bill of Exchange for Eleven Pounds 2s.d. Sterl. drawn on Richd. Atkinson8 of Colthouse by Wm. Satterthwaite,9 and to inform you that we are all well, as I hope this will find you and yours. I am Your most humble Servant

B Franklin

This via New York. Copy with first Bill and Letter of Advice via Boston by the Mermaid Man of War

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Not identified.

9A native of England, Satterthwaite was employed by Lawrence Growdon and Jeremiah Langhorne to keep a school at Durham in Bucks Co., Pa. He wrote several poems, including an elegy on Langhorne and one called “Mysterious Nothings,” 1734, whose title, one critic has written, “precisely describes the contents.” PMHB, VII (1883), 83–4; XVII (1893), 29. Purchases from BF are recorded in Ledger D.

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