Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to J.F. Frin & Co., 13 March 1780

To J.F. Frin & Co.7

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, March 13. 1780.


I beg pardon for detaining your Bills so long. It was occasioned by the greatest number we happened then to have upon hand, and the time necessary to examine them all. Yours are now sent to Mr. Grands, accepted as of the Day on which they were presented; excepting the Two drawn in favour of Nath. Terry for 18. Dollars, and nath Brown for 36. Those Gentlemen, cannot regularly be paid by me, unless you will indemnify me in Case of any future Demand.8 I have the honour to be, with respect, Gentlemen, Your most obedient and most humble servant


Messrs. J. J. Frin and Compe.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7In answer to theirs of March 9, above.

8Two days later they wrote to acknowledge receipt of the accepted bills from Grand and to assure BF that both they and Daniel Crommelin et fils would guarantee the two bills not endorsed. APS.

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