Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Israel Pemberton, 17 October 1770: résumé

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.]

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9A wealthy Quaker merchant, for whom see above, V, 424 n.

1BF 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.

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