Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from James Parker, 28 June 1769: résumé

From James Parker

ALS: American Philosophical Society

[New York, June 28, 1769. Encloses two bills of exchange, which he is sending by way of Bristol: one from Tuthill Hubbart of Boston for £122, drawn by Timothy Folger on Moses Allnutt of London,5 dated June 19; the other from Thomas Vernon, the Newport postmaster, for £15, drawn by John Mawdsley on Messrs. Lane Son & Fraser of London,6 dated June 16. Also encloses a second of Vernon’s bill for £10 1s. 3d., and will forward the seconds of the others by the first good opportunity. No news yet of Foxcroft’s arrival in England.]

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5For Hubbart see above, V, 118 n. Moses Allnutt was an oil factor on Queen Street, listed in Kent’s Directory … (London, 1770), p. 8.

6John Mawdsley was a Rhode Island merchant, who subsequently became a loyalist; Sabine, Loyalists, II, 52. Lane, Son & Fraser was a merchant firm on Nicholas Lane, listed in Kent’s Directory … (London, 1770), p. 106.

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