Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Hodgson, 7 January 1782

To William Hodgson

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Jany. 7. 1782.

Dear Sir,

I received your Favour of the 21st. past, in which you acquaint me that the Money is almost expended. I have therefore this Day ordered 150 £ more into your hands thro’ Mr. Grand.9 I send you also enclosed a little Bill of Ten Guineas, for which I advanced the Money to a Mr. Wyld, who was recommended to me as an honest Man, by Mr. Clegg,1 on whom it is drawn. You will give me Credit for it when received. I shall answer the other Parts of your Letter per Post, having but a few Minutes to write by this Opportunity. I am with the greatest Esteem. Dear Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant &c—

Mr. Wm. Hodgson.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9The payment is recorded under the date of Jan. 16 in Account XXVII (XXXII, 4).

1See Clegg’s Dec. 25 letter.

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