To James Logan
MS not found; reprinted from extract in Stan V. Henkels, Catalogue No. 1082 (April 11–12, 1913), p. 38.
Philadelphia, May 10, 1748
As to the Battery,6 it goes on very well, a great Number of Hands being employ’d upon it, who work with the utmost Diligence. I suppose that in a few Days the Platform will be ready to receive the cannon and the carriages are all made, a particular committee is employ’d in providing cartridges, &c., and Jno. Pass has already cast a great number of large shot.
6. According to Henkels’ Catalogue, this paragraph was preceded by one or more in which BF exonerated Hall of knowledge of the publication of the offending article and advised Logan not to publish a reply, but to pass over the matter in silence. Logan took the advice.