Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Frederick Shinkle: Bill and Receipt, 13 December 1763

From Frederick Shinkle: Bill and Receipt

ADS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Esqr.

To Frederick Shinkle6

January 8 To 1 pr. Breeches for Dunlaps7 Negroe £1. 7.
May. 13 To 1 pr. Breeches for Negroe 1. 7.
To Washing and altering 2 pr. Breeches 7. 6
To 1 [illegible] Wool 2.
To 2 pr. Gloves at 7s. 6d. 15.
£3. 18. 6

Dec. 13. 1763 Recd the within in full of all Accounts per me8

Frederick Shinkle

Endorsed: F. Shinkle old Acct

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Shinkle seems to have been a Philadelphia tailor or leatherworker who specialized in breeches and gloves for Negroes. Several similar bills of later dates survive.

7Probably William Dunlap (see above, V, 199 n; VII, 158), postmaster at Philadelphia.

8This much of the receipt, and the endorsement, are in BF’s hand.

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