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.
6. See the first extract above, Nov. 2.
7. His new colleague, BF’s successor as deputy postmaster general; see the note on Hugh Finlay above, X, 223–4 n.
8. Thomas, the Philadelphia postmaster.