Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Anthony Todd, 24 December 1764

From Anthony Todd

AL: University of Pennsylvania Library

Monday the 24th: December 1764.

Mr. Todd presents his Compliments to Mr. Franklin, and would be glad to see him any Morning to shew him the proposed Clauses for the intended Act of Parliament.6

Addressed: To / Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / Cravenstreet

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6The Postal Act of 1765 (5 Geo. III, c. 25) was passed May 10, 1765. Among other provisions, it changed the rates for mail between Great Britain and the colonies and between offices within the colonies, and it imposed stricter requirements for the handling of letters carried on merchant ships. See above, pp. 342–6, for the recommendations of BF and Foxcroft, several of which were adopted; and for a table showing the changes made in rates between N.Y. and the other places named in the act of 1710, see Below, pp. 535–7.

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