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Collection Reference Number GLC09074
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1765-1774 
Title Benjamin Franklin to "Jenky" regarding a complaint
Date 9 April 1773
Author Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Responds to a complaint from the daughter of his recently deceased business partner, James Parker: "Desiring nothing but what is just, shall be more pleas'd to find little due to me than much...I think it contributes to the Duration of Friendship, to keep its Accounts, & those of Business, distinct & separate; and that as exact Justice in Pounds Shillings & Pence should be observed between Friends as between Strangers. I always intended making Mr Parker an Allowance for the Time he spent and the trouble he took in settling my Accounts with Mr Hall [Franklin's partner] after I left America..." Written while a Colonial Agent in London.
Subjects Finance  Women's History  
People Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  
Place written London, England
Theme Women in American History; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859