From William Lee
ALS: American Philosophical Society; autograph copy: Virginia Historical Society
Chaillot March 6. 1778.
I send you the keys of the Trunk containing the late Mr. Thos. Morris’s papers, which were forgot the other day.6 Please acknowledge the receipt that I may know they are safe. I wish very much to have an answer tonight, if it is convenient, to my Letter to the Commissioners relative to the Commercial Agents,7 as I want to finish that business so as to write by tomorrows post. I have the honour to be with the greatest respect Sir Your most Obedient and most Humble Servant
Honble Benj. Franklin Esqr.
Addressed: Honble Benjamin Franklin / Esqr. / Passy
Notation: W. Lee 6 March 78 to BF
6. March 4; see BF’s certificate of that date.
7. The preceding document; BF’s reply immediately follows.