Benjamin Franklin Papers

Benjamin Franklin and John Foxcroft: Receipts to Thomas Vernon, 12 and 16 July 1763

Benjamin Franklin and John Foxcroft: Receipts to Thomas Vernon7

ADS: Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport

[July 12, 16, 1763]

Receiv’d July 12. 1763. of Mr. Vernon, One Hundred and Fifteen Pounds four Shillings and Sixpence on Account of the Post-Office, per us

B Franklin
John Foxcroft

Recd July 16th. 1763 of Mr. Vernon One hundred and Thirty nine Pounds three Shillings on account of this post office. For B: Franklin and Self

John Foxcroft8

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For Vernon, postmaster at Newport, R.I., 1754–75, see above, V, 451 n. For BF’s stay in Newport on his way to Boston, see above, p. 278.

8Foxcroft may have remained in Newport, not accompanying BF and his daughter to Cowesett, R.I., to visit William and Caty Greene, or he may have joined the Franklins and signed this receipt in the way he did because of BF’s injured shoulder; see above, ibid.

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