Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Ferdinand Grand, 23 February 1781

To Ferdinand Grand

ALS, copy, and press copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Feb. 23. 1781


Mr Digges has not sent me any Account of his Disbursements, on which his Drafts ought to be founded, tho’ I long since desired it of him;5 and I have this day heard something that makes me doubtful.6 I therefore desire, that if you have not already paid the Bills mentioned in these his inclosed Letters,7 that you would stop Payment till farther Order. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient and most humble Servant

B Franklin

Mr. Grand.

The Bills are Jan 3. 55£ }
20. 65.£
30 100£
in favour of H. Johnston
[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5See BF to Digges, Dec. 5.

6Possibly Leendert de Neufville’s Feb. 8 letter (above) had been delayed and BF had just received it.

7Missing. It appears from a fragment in BF’s letterbook that Grand had already paid the money. On March 8, BF wrote Digges, “I received your Favour of the 9th. [probably a mistransciption by L’Air de Lamotte for the 29th, i.e., Dec. 29] Feb. 3. and I have ordered your several Bills to be honoured, viz, one for 55 £.” Library of Congress.

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