To Arthur Lee
Copy: Library of Congress
Passy, 23 June 1780.
I received the Letters you did me the honour of writing to me, the 23th.5 Inst: informing me of the Passport I had before given you being expired and desiring another. Inclosed I have the Honour of sending it to you.6
With great Respect, I am sir, your most obedient and most humble Servant
Honble. A. Lee Esq.
5. Actually the 13th, above.
6. We have not located the passport. The present letter was, as far as we know, the last communication between BF and Lee until 1786. Lee’s return voyage to the United States aboard the Alliance was far from comfortable, according to an Oct. 30, 1780, letter he wrote James Warren: Mass. Hist. Soc. Collections, LXXIII (1925), 142–4.