Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Edward Shippen, 2 June 1755

To Edward Shippen

ALS: G. Willing Pepper, Philadelphia (1956)

Philada. June 2. 1755.


I am sorry it so happened that you had no Money put into your Hands for the Affair of the New Road;2 for Laverty and Coleman’s Return for want of a little Assistance, will, I am afraid, discourage many that intended to go. The Committee, on Sight of your Letter to the Governor, ordered 100 Dollars into his Hands to be sent to you, which I hope you have received.3 I am, with great Esteem and Respect, Sir, Your most humble Servant

B Franklin

Endorsed: B. Franklins Letter Philada. 2d June 1755 about the road Cutters.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2See above, pp. 60–1.

3See above, p. 65. Shippen wrote to Governor Morris, June 13, that he had received the money, though laborers were coming in but slowly. I Pa. Arch., II, 359.

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