Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Alexander Colden, 3 November 1772

To Alexander Colden

ALS (letterbook draft): Library of Congress

London, Nov. 3. 1772

Dear Sir,

Inclos’d I return to you Mackie’s Bill on Molleson for £294. 5s. 2d. with a Protest; the same being refus’d Payment for want of Effects.7

The Packet of last Month is not yet arriv’d. I hope she will bring the Accounts so long expected.8 I am, Dear Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Mr Alexr. Colden.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7See above, BF to Colden, Oct. 7; Mary Hewson to BF, Oct. 22. BF is saying that Mackie had exhausted his credit with Molleson.

8If the accounts did not come by that packet, BF expected Colden to be dismissed: to Foxcroft above, Oct. 7.

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