To William Strahan
ALS and duplicate: Yale University Library
Philada. Nov. 27. 1753
I inclose you a Bill of Philip Gibbes jr. drawn on Messrs. Lascelles and Maxwell, Merchants in London, for £50 Sterling. Also a Bill of John Hutchings on Mr. James Buchanan Merchant London for £50 Sterling which I hope will be readily paid. Twelve Pounds in these Bills is what I received of Mr. Dove2 for Mr. Young; the remaining £88, please to carry to the Credit of my Account when received. I shall shortly send you another Bill.
In mine of the 27th October I wrote you to bespeak me a small Printing House, (of which I sent you an Invoice,) intended for a Nephew of mine at Newhaven in Connecticut.3 I suppose it will hardly be ready and pack’d before you receive this, and in that Case, as I find I have French Cannon here to spare, that Fount may be omitted, and instead of it 40 lb. of 2 line Great Primer.
With great Respect I am, Dear Sir, Your most humble Servant
Addressed: To Mr William Strahan Printer London per Capt. Richey
2. Possibly David James Dove, English master in the Philadelphia Academy (see above, IV, 223 n).
3. See above, pp. 82–3.