From Israel Pemberton9
ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
[Oct. 17, 1770. Is going on a long journey and wants Franklin to pay the balance due from five years’ ground rent of property in Pewter Platter Alley.1 The total rent was £101 5s., of which Franklin had paid £60 in 1769, leaving £41 5s. due.]
9. A wealthy Quaker merchant, for whom see above, V, 424 n.
1. BF had bought the property in 1764 from James Pearson, to whom Pemberton had sold it with the reservation of the ground rent. See above, XI, 319–21.