From John Swinton, Jr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Edinr 29th Augt 1768
May I beg the Favor that you will transmit the enclosed Letter to your Son. He desired me to pay to you four Guineas which he was so good as [to ad]vance for me, and accordingly you have herewith an order for that Sum.5 I am Sir with great Regard your most obedient and most humble Servant
John Swinton Junr
To Benjamin Franklin Esqr
Endorsed: 127 J Swinton for W F. £4 4s. 0d.
5. John Swinton, a Scottish lawyer, laid claim to New Jersey lands and had asked WF to get the opinion of local counsel on his case. He was now, through BF, settling the resultant bill. See above, p. 122.