Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Osgood Hanbury & Company, 15 June 1767

From Osgood Hanbury & Company6

AL: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Tower street 15th. June 1767

Messrs. Hanbury’s respects to Doctor Franklin and inform him, that upon Captain Bannings coming up this Evening, they find the Ship will not be ready to sail before the 24th. Instant, by which time if the Chariott7 can be got ready the Captain shall take particular care of it.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6For Osgood Hanbury, a Quaker merchant with offices at 34 Great Tower Street and also a banker, see above, IX, 239 n; Kent’s Directory for the Year 1770 (London, 1770), p. 80.

7BF was almost certainly purchasing this “Chariott” for John Ross; see above, p. 117.

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