Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Adams with Adams’ Reply, [after 2 January 1779]

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.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3This request was prompted by Lee’s letter of Jan. 2. As far as we know, there was no such letter from JW.

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