Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Robert Charles: Receipt, 26 January 1758

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

R Charles

£27 6s. 0d.

Endorsed: No. 56 Jany. 26—1758 Robt. Charles £27 6. 05

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4BF 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.

5The document also bears the initials “I.N.” probably indicating that at some time Isaac Norris approved the payment.

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