The Committee for Foreign Affairs to the American Commissioners2
ALS and three duplicates: American Philosophical Society; copies: Library of Congress, National Archives (two)
<York, April 16, 1778: Congress today empowered William Bingham to draw on you for a maximum of 100,000 livres, so that he may discharge debts incurred for the United States. He will forward American newspapers with this letter, explain why he should turn to you even though we have goods ready for export, and tell you that we are most anxious for word from you.3>
2. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 36–7.
3. Bingham’s explanation is in his letter below, May 29.