Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Richard Partridge: Receipt, 20 April 1758

From Richard Partridge: Receipt

DS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

London, April 20, 1758.

Receiv’d of Benjamin Franklin, Esqr; the Sum of Forty Pounds, to be accounted for to the Province of Pennsylvania.7

per me. Richd. Partridge

£40: 0: 0

[Endorsed] April 20, 1758 N. 82 Mr Partridge’s Receipt, £40 for the Province 1758.8

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7BF recorded in his accounts that the £40 was “to be employ’d in Feeing Council and other Expences on Smith’s Petition.” “Account of Expences,” p. 14; PMHB, LV (1931), 109. The receipt is in WF’s hand except for the signature. See above, V, 11 n, for Richard Partridge, Pa. Assembly agent, and below, pp. 28, 31–40, for William Smith’s petition.

8In BF’s hand. Another receipt at Hist. Soc. Pa. shows that Partridge received £30 more on May 2, 1758, “on account of the charges relating to Wm. Smiths Appeal against the Pennsylvania Assembly.” This payment is recorded in the MS “Account of Expences,” p. 31, but was omitted from the printed version, PMHB, LV (1931), 97–133.

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