Benjamin Franklin Papers

Subscriptions to the Academy, 14 November 1749

Subscriptions to the Academy

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The 14th: Day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and forty-nine.

For the Encouragement of this useful good and charitable Undertaking, to enable the Trustees and their Successors to begin, promote, continue and enlarge the same, humbly hoping, through the Favour of Almighty God, and the Bounty and Patronage of pious and well-disposed Persons that it may prove of great and lasting Benefit to the present and future rising Generations, We, the Subscribers, do promise to pay to  
 the Treasurer elected according to the above Constitutions, or to his Successor, or Successors for the Time being, the several Sums of Money by us respectively subscribed to be paid, at the Times in our Subscriptions respectively mentioned. Witness our Hands

Per Annum for five Years Per Annum for five Years
Robt. Strettell Ten pounds per Ann Wm Plumsted fifteen pounds £15
Philip Syng Six Pounds per Year Abram. Taylor Fifteen pounds £15
Thos Leech Six Pounds per [Year] Sam: M’Call Junr Fifteen pounds £15
Thos. White Six Pounds John Inglis Ten pounds £10
Thos. Hopkinson Ten Pounds Chas. Willing Fifteen pounds per Ann. 15
Thos: Cadwalader for 3 years from 14th. of Nov: 1751 eight pounds Th Bond Fifteen Pounds per An. 15
James Hamilton Fifty pounds £50 Tench Francis ten pound per Ann. 10
Tho Lawrence Fifteen pds. £15 Wm. Shippen ten pound £10
Jo Turner Twenty pounds £20 B Franklin Ten Pounds per ann 10
Will: Allen seventy five pounds £75 Phineas Bond per Annum £10
Wm Masters Twenty pounds £20 Wm: Coleman per Annum Ten pounds 10
Lloyd Zachary Twenty pounds £20 Richard Peters Ten Pounds 10
Josh: Maddox Ten Pounds £10

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