Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jonathan Williams, 7 June 1756

To Jonathan Williams

ALS: Chicago Historical Society

Philada. June 7. 1756

Dear Kinsman

I send you per Capt. Morton6 20 Reams whited Brown Paper, and 10 of blue. Please to acquaint Mr. Langdon7 of it; I think that is the Gentleman’s Name who wrote to me for some of both Sorts, but I have mislaid his Letter.8 He wanted it for Packing Sperma-Ceti Candles. The Price of the brown you know; the blue is 1¼ Dollar per Ream. Credit my Account with the Money he pays you.9

Pray let me hear how Germantown Affairs go on. Particularly the Fishery and Glass house.1 My love to your Wife and Children, I am, Your affectionate Uncle

B Franklin

Coz. Williams

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Pa. Gaz., June 10, 1756, reported clearance of the schooner Dolphin, Capt. William Morton, for Boston.

7Probably Edward Langdon (1698–1766), tallow chandler of Boston. New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Reg., XXX (1876), 35–6.

8Not found.

9BF charged Williams £11 0s. 5d. for this shipment. Eddy, LedgerD”, p. 125.

1BF’s brother John had entrusted his share of a Braintree (Germantown), Mass., glass works (see above, V, 119 n) to the executors of his will, Jonathan Williams and Tuthill Hubbart. Copy of the will, Jan. 22, 1756, APS.

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