From Arthur Lee
Challiot July. 15th. 1778
I am so unwell to-day that I cannot stir out. Will you have the goodness to expedite what is necessary for Mr. Livingston and he will bring the Papers1 for me to sign. I suppose a Commission, Instructions and our Orders for his sailing will be sufficient. Adieu
RC (PPAmP: Franklin Papers); addressed: “Mr Commissioner Adams Passi”; docketed in an unknown hand: “Hon. A. Lee Esqr to Hon J. Adams Esqr July 15. 78.”
1. Carried by Muscoe Livingston to Nantes and Lorient, the papers probably included Thomas Simpson’s appointment to command the Ranger (Simpson to the Commissioners, 27 July, below) and letters to Samuel Tucker of 13 July; to Abraham Whipple of 13 and 16 July; and to J. D. Schweighauser of 13 and 16 July (for the letters of the 13th, see that to Tucker, calendared above; letters of Schweighauser and Whipple of the 16th are both calendared below; see also Livingston to Benjamin Franklin, 21 July, Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S. description begins I. Minis Hays, comp., Calendar of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin in the Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1908; 5 vols. description ends , 1:463).