From David Hall
Letterbook copy: American Philosophical Society
Philada. October 6. 1760.
Yours I received by the Philadelphia Packet, Captain Budden, relating to the two protested Bills of Scott and McMichael’s;9 but I had got them renewed, with the Damages, and sent them off, before yours came to hand; however, that does not signify much, as the last Sett, of Course, will not be presented for Payment. I am glad to find, as you will see by my Letter, that we were both of a Mind with respect to these Gentlemen, as they are reckoned very honest Men, and most genteel Dealers.
I am at a Loss what to do as to remitting you, Exchange rises so fast: it is now 70. and it is thought, in a Week or two will be 80. however I will send some more before the Winter sets in, and hope to see you early in the Spring; and am, Yours, &c.
To Benjamin Franklin Esq:
Sent by the American Captain Stiles. to London1
9. For BF’s letter of June 27, 1760, see above, pp. 177–9. Pa. Gaz., Sept. 18, 1760, reported the arrival of the Philadelphia Packet, Capt. Richard Budden. On the protested bills, see above, pp. 34 n, 177–8, 187.
1. See the last footnote to the document immediately above.