From James Parker
ALS: American Philosophical Society
[Woodbridge, N.J., December 26, 1769. Had intended this to go by Captain Davis, but he sailed before it reached New York. Has received since then the enclosed bill from Mr. Colden for £200, drawn by Watts and McEvers on Harley & Drummond,8 “cost 65 per Cent the Exchange at this Time.”]
8. John Drummond (1723–74), of Drummond’s Bank, and the Hon. Thomas Harley (1730–1804) were contractors for remitting money to the army in America. Namier and Brooke, House of Commons, II, 343–4, 586–7. For Capt. Davies and Colden’s financial affairs see Parker to BF above, July 22, Oct. 5–9, Nov. 30, and Dec. 16, 1769.