Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to [Nathaniel Sparhawk], 15 June 1748

To [Nathaniel Sparhawk3]

ALS: Joseph W. P. Frost, Kittery Point, Maine (1954)

Philada. June 15. 1748

I receiv’d yours per Mr. Baynton with the Money as therein specified; and have since deliver’d it to Mr. Warren (who is now here) with Mr. Pepperill’s Letter; of which please advise Mr. Pepperill.4 I am Sir, Your most humble Servant

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Nathaniel Sparhawk (1715–1776), merchant at Portsmouth and Boston; married the daughter of Sir William Pepperrell, 1742. 6 Mass. Hist. Soc. Colls., X, 118 n.

4Probably Andrew Pepperrell (d. 1751), A.B., Harvard, 1743; business partner of his father, Sir William, from 1744 until his death. Byron Fairchild, Messrs. William Pepperrell: Merchants at Piscataqua (Ithaca, N.Y., 1954). Baynton may be John Baynton (1726–1773), merchant of Philadelphia. Warren has not been identified.

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