To Alexander Colden
ALS (letterbook draft): Library of Congress
London, Feb. 2 1773
I receiv’d yours of Dec. 2. enclosing a Bill Hancock on Haley & Hopkins for £150 for Account of the Gen. Post-Office.1
Inclos’d I return you the Bill, Dunn on Long, Drake and Long, for £100 Sterling, with the Protest which costs 5s. 9d.2 I hope you are careful to give me Credit for these Protested Bills. I sent you two per last Packet, and one by that of November.3 Present my Respects to your Good Father, and your very ingenious Brother David, whose Letter I have received. They shall hear from me by the next NYork Ships.4 I am ever, with great Regard, Dear Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant
Alexr Colden Esqr—per Packet
1. Discussed in the annotation of Colden’s letter above, Jan. 7.
2. The bill had arrived the previous December: above, XIX, 398.
3. See above, BF to Colden, Jan. 6, and XIX, 359.
4. BF wrote David Colden on March 5 but did not, as far as we know, write the father, presumably because he could not bring himself to read the latter’s treatise; see BF to Alexander Colden below, June 2.