Benjamin Franklin Papers

Receipt to Hector Gambold, 28 September 1747

Receipt to Hector Gambold6

ADS: Princeton University Library

[September 28, 1747]

Receiv’d Sept. 28. 1747 of Mr. Gambold Twenty three Pounds Ten Shillings, being in full for Fourteen hundred German Spelling Books; also One Pound Ten Shillings and three Pence for 50 lb. Pasteboard.

per me   B Franklin

£23. 10. 0
1. 10. 3
£25: 0: 3

Endorsed: 1747 Sepr: 28. Franklin’s Rect: £25.—.3.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Hector Ernest Gambold (1719–1788), born in Wales, became a Moravian at Oxford, migrated to Pennsylvania, 1742, with a group of German and Welsh Moravians. Ordained in 1755, he preached in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and in 1763 settled on Staten Island as the first Moravian minister there. He died at Bethleham. Frederick Lewis Weis, “The Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies,” Am. Antiq. Soc. Proc., LXVI, pt. 2 (1956), 223.

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