Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from James Brown, 14 January 1762

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

Jas. Brown

Addressed: To / Benj. Franklin Esqr. / In Craven Street / In the Strand

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9James 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.

1Shervell made this sale on Jan. 12, 1762; see below, p. 34.

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