From James Brown9
ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Lombardstreet 14th Jany 1762
Benj. Franklin Esqr.
This is to acquaint you that in consequence of your directions Mr. Shervell has Sold £5000 of the 3 Per Cents. at 65¾ that is without the Dividend 64¼1—he is attending the Sale of the remainder and as any thing is done in it will keep you advis’d. I am for Father and Self most Respectfully Yours
Addressed: To / Benj. Franklin Esqr. / In Craven Street / In the Strand
9. James Brown (above, IX, 218 n), a partner in his father’s banking firm of Henton Brown & Son, was managing the sale of the stock BF had purchased with Pa.’s share of the parliamentary grant for 1758; he was being assisted by his broker, Mr. E. Shervell; see above, IX, 392.
1. Shervell made this sale on Jan. 12, 1762; see below, p. 34.