Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Schweighauser, 10 June 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to Schweighauser8

AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives

<Passy, June 10, 1778: We approve your refusal to pay William Morris 1,200 l.t.; pay no one without our orders. Give the captains goods, for repairing their ships or feeding their men, and a suit of clothes for each to be charged against his pay. Dispose of Captain Whipple’s prize, if she arrives, as you and he think best. Let us know what we should pay for freighting the Flamand with the merchandise we have on hand, so that we may know whether the ship is worth hiring.9>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Published in Butterfield, John Adams Diary, IV, 134–5.

9We ignore a postscript that does not belong with this letter, but probably with theirs to Schweighauser of the 23rd: Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 198.

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