Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Foxcroft, 5 November 1774

From John Foxcroft

Extract in Franklin’s hand:6 American Philosophical Society

Nov. 5. 1774

If you see Mr. Todd, I beg you will let him know Mr. Finley7 and I are at Work preparing the necessary Papers to accompany the Accounts by the next Packet, agreable to the new Form you transmitted me.... I am truly sorry that my Brother8 should have fallen under the least Suspicions of being dilatory in rendring his Accounts and witholding his Remittances. Justice requires me to acquit him of both. Indeed his Vouchers that must accompany the Accounts will do that.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6See the first extract above, Nov. 2.

7His new colleague, BF’s successor as deputy postmaster general; see the note on Hugh Finlay above, X, 223–4 n.

8Thomas, the Philadelphia postmaster.

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