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
Addressed: To the / Honble B. Franklin / at / Passi
Notation: Ar Lee to BF. Ap. 5. 1778
4. Written at the foot of the preceding note from BF. It opens “Not knowing whether the Captains,” etc., and lacks the complimentary close.
5. These could be the ship captains, escaped from England, mentioned in Coffyn to the commissioners above, March 2.