To Arthur Lee
ALS: Harvard University Library
Passy. Jan. 24. 79—
Being desirous of thoroughly understanding M. Monthieu’s Accounts, which I am much press’d by him to settle,5 I request you would please to send me by the Bearer all the Papers you have relating to it.— I should be glad also to have Mr Grands first Accounts, with Mr Deane’s Remarks upon them—6
I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant
Honourable Arthur Lee Esqr7
Addressed: To / The honourable Arthur Lee Esqr / Chaillot.
Notation: On Mr. Monthieus Accts. Jany. 2d. 1779
5. Congress eventually paid Montieu 426,300 l.t.: Taylor, Adams Papers, VII, 372n.
6. In September and October, 1778, Deane submitted to Congress copies of Grand’s accounts: Deane Papers, II, 485, 488; III, 21–33.
7. Beneath this is recorded a receipt to Lee from Ferdinand Grand for 80,800 l.t., dated Jan. 29, 1779.