Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Smith, Wright and Gray, 13 July 1765

To Smith, Wright and Gray

ALS: Boston Public Library

Cravenstreet July 13. 1765


Inclos’d I send you three Bills of Exchange, White on Bacon, for Five Hundred Pounds Sterling.8 They are different Bills, tho’ on the same Paper. Please to present them for Acceptance—and enter them in my Book.

Send me per Mrs. Stevenson the Bearer Thirty Guineas, of which two in Silver. I am, Your most obedient humble Servant

B. Franklin

Addressed: To / Messrs Wright Smith & Grey / Bankers / Lombard street

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8BF recorded receipt, July 13, 1765, of three bills of exchange from Baynton, Wharton & Morgan, two for £200 each and one for £100, in his Journal, 1764–1776, p. 4, and Ledger, 1764–1776, pp. 1, 2, and their deposit with the bankers in the Ledger, p. 6. On this transaction, see above, pp. 145, 150–1.

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