Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Henry Potts, 2 April 1767

From Henry Potts

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Genl. Post Office April 2d: 1767

Dear Sir

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.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2The 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and during the Term of three Years, or ’till they receive a new Commission from Us, or ’till this present Commission be superceded.”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.

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