Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Strahan, 1 June 1747

To William Strahan

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Philada. June 1. 1747

Dear Sir

Mr. Hall will acquaint you of the Footing we are about to go upon &c. &c.9 I have only time to acquaint you, that I have sent you several Bills lately, and will speedily remit you whatever shall be due to you after the Receipt of the Parcel of Books some time since wrote for. My best Respects to Mrs. Strahan and Wishes of Happiness to you and all Yours, in which my Wife joins me heartily, is all at present from Your obliged Friend and Servant

B Franklin

Add Feuquiere’s Memoirs of the late War 2 Vols. 8vo. Also Parker’s military Memoirs printed for Austin price 3s. 6d.1

Addressed: To  Mr William Strahan  Printer in Wine-Office Court Fleetstreet  London  Per Capt. Budden

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9BF and Hall formed a partnership, Jan. 1, 1748. For their Articles of Agreement, see below, p. 263.

1The books ordered were probably Marquis de Feuquières, Memoirs historical and military (London, 1736); and Captain Robert Parker, Memoirs of the Most Remarkable Military Transactions, from the year 1683 to 1718 ([London], Stephen Austen, 1747). See Gent. Mag., XVII (1747), 108.

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