Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Arthur Lee, 5 April 1778

From Arthur Lee

ALS and AL (incomplete draft):4 American Philosophical Society

Challiot April 5th. 1778


Not knowing any thing of the transaction referrd to me; nor whether the Captains have given any order for the payment,5 I cannot judge whether it is fit to discharge the enclosed Accounts. I have the honor to be Sir Your most Obedient and respectful Servant

Arthur Lee

Addressed: To the / Honble B. Franklin / at / Passi

Notation: Ar Lee to BF. Ap. 5. 1778

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Written at the foot of the preceding note from BF. It opens “Not knowing whether the Captains,” etc., and lacks the complimentary close.

5These could be the ship captains, escaped from England, mentioned in Coffyn to the commissioners above, March 2.

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