1767 June 13. Benjamin Franklin ALS to Joseph Galloway; London, [England].
Hopes for the repeal of the Currency Act are diminished. Summary of arguments for the repeal. Proposals of Grenville and Townshend. Alternate proposal, for selective repeal of the act. Meeting with merchants to discuss the matter. Overheard English merchants discussing colonial responses to their efforts to repeal the Stamp Act. Chancellor has dropped the Salt Duty; effort to permit direct shipping of wine, fruit, and oil to the colonies from Portugal and Spain has not been successful.