To Jonathan Williams
ALS: Chicago Historical Society
Philada. June 7. 1756
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
6. Pa. Gaz., June 10, 1756, reported clearance of the schooner Dolphin, Capt. William Morton, for Boston.
7. Probably Edward Langdon (1698–1766), tallow chandler of Boston. New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Reg., XXX (1876), 35–6.
8. Not found.
9. BF charged Williams £11 0s. 5d. for this shipment. Eddy, Ledger “D”, p. 125.
1. BF’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.