To John Adams with Adams’ Reply
AL: American Philosophical Society
[after January 2, 1779]3
Please to send me Mr Williams’s Letter that objects to the Clothing furnish’d by Mr Monthieu.
Also all the Papers you have relating to his Accounts—
In John Adams’ hand: Dr Franklin must be so good as to send somebody to search for these Papers— Mr Adams has no more the Custody of them than Dr Franklin and never will have.
3. This request was prompted by Lee’s letter of Jan. 2. As far as we know, there was no such letter from JW.