Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to James Moylan, 22 April 1778

The American Commissioners to James Moylan

AL (draft):1 Library of Congress

April 22d. 1778


We desire you will not pay Mr. Bersolle’s Bill. His demand for payment before he had sent the Accounts to us and we had examind them, is unjust. You will also avoid for the future accepting Bills which we are to pay; or giving yourself the trouble of doing in our name what you have not our authority to do. We are, Sir, Your most Obedient Servants

To Mr Moylan at L’Orient

1By Lee; see the preceding document. Here again we assume that the letter was not sent, and that the quite different one to Moylan of May 3 took its place.

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