From Robert Charles: Receipt
ADS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
London 26th January 1758
Received from Benjamin Franklin Esqr. Twenty Six Guineas, on Account of the Province of Pensylvania for which Sum I hereby promise to be accountable.4
£27 6s. 0d.
Endorsed: No. 56 Jany. 26—1758 Robt. Charles £27 6. 05
4. BF recorded this payment in his accounts, but Charles did not mention it in the accounting for his agency submitted on Aug. 10, 1762; he was paid for copying documents, buying the journals of the House of Commons, and other routine expenses during 1758. “Account of Expences,” p. 12; PMHB, LV (1931), 108; Mabel P. Wolff, The Colonial Agency of Pennsylvania, 1712–1757 (Phila., 1933), p. 209.
5. The document also bears the initials “I.N.” probably indicating that at some time Isaac Norris approved the payment.