From Henry Potts
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Genl. Post Office April 2d: 1767
With this I send you your Commission signed by his Majestys Post Master General the Fees you will pay at your leisure.2 I am with great Truth and regard Dear Sir Your faithful Friend and most humble Servant
H Potts Sec
Benjamin Francklin Esqr.
2. The Post Office commission that was issued to BF and Foxcroft, Sept. 25, 1765, was to be valid “for and during the Term of three Years, or ’till they receive a new Commission from Us, or ’till this present Commission be superceded.” Above, XII, 280–2. The editors know of no circumstance requiring a new commission in the spring of 1767, and the document itself has not been located. On June 4, 1767, BF procured a draft for thirty guineas in favor of Potts and charged Foxcroft and himself each £15 15s. “for renewing Commission.” Journal, 1764–1776, p. 12; Ledger, 1764–1776, pp. 5, 20, 27.