Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jean de Neufville & fils, 27 January 1780

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.

1Perhaps a brig of that name (XXVIII, 293) or Capt. James Thompson’s schooner Lee, which had brought mail for BF (XXX, 126).

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