To Jean de Neufville & fils
Copy: Library of Congress
Passy Jan. 27. 1780.
I received duly the Letters you did me the honour of writing me, of the 10th. and 20th. Instant. The Accounts were very properly sent to Mr. De Chaumont; who has no doubt given such orders as are necessary relating to Supplies for Capt. Jones at L’orient, if any are wanted there.
I know nothing of the Drawer of the Bill of which you sent me a Copy; nor do I know that the Congress has a ship of war Called the General Lee.1 So I cannot approve of your paying the Bill on Account of the United states.
I have the honour to be, with best Wishes for your Prosperity, Gentlemen &c.
Messrs. John de Neufville and son.
1. Perhaps a brig of that name (XXVIII, 293) or Capt. James Thompson’s schooner Lee, which had brought mail for BF (XXX, 126).