Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Foxcroft, 1 February 1775

From John Foxcroft

ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

New York Febry. 1st. 1775

Dear Sir

Yours of Decr. 7th. I rec’d Yesterday Informing me of your having drawn a Bill on me, which shall meet with due honour when it appears.1 And I hope it will not be long before we have the pleasure of seeing you over when we can adjust our Accts. as it appears by mine that you have over drawn. However any mistakes may easyly be rectified at a future Day.

I had a Letter from Mr. Todd by Yesterdays Packet who says that you were ready to pay your Ballance of Nine hundred and Seventy three Pounds and five Pence as soon as I had given you up your Voucher’s and sent you a discharge. I really don’t comprehend what is mean’t by the Vouchers2 and as to a discharge I should imagine it ought to come properly from the Gentlemen who Commission’d you.

Mrs. F and my little Girls are well. She joins me in affectionate Regards to you and the good Family in Craven Street. I am as ever yours most affectionately

John Foxcroft

To Benjn. Franklin Esqr.

Addressed: To Benjn: Franklin Esqr: / at Mrs. Stevensons Craven Street / Strand / London J. Free: Foxcroft Esq.

Endorsed: Mr Foxcroft

1The bill, for £283 13s. ½d., was one of those that Thomas Foulger had taken with him: Jour., p. 57; Ledger, p. 20; and the headnote on Wilcox to BF above, Dec. 17.

2Todd’s letter was that above, Dec. 9; Foxcroft does not mention that it was a stinging rebuke. As for the vouchers, neither do we comprehend what is meant, because he had twice assured BF that they had gone by the December packet: above, Dec. 7, Jan. 4.

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