Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Arthur Lee, 5 April 1778

To Arthur Lee

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Passy, April 5. 78


Mr. Nesbit3 has a Demand for Money furnished to subsist some Prisoners in their Journey hither from Dunkirk. If you should think fit to discharge it by a Draft on our banker, I shall concur in approving it. I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Honble Arthur Lee Esquire

Addressed: Honourable Arthur Lee Esqr / Chaillot

Notation: April 5th. 1778

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3The Lorient merchant who seemed to be spending considerable time in Dunkirk; see the note on Coffyn to the commissioners above, March 2.

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