Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Adams, 12 March 1782

To John Adams

ALS: Massachusetts Historical Society; copy: Library of Congress

Passy, March 12. 1782


Having concluded to provide for the Payment of the Bills drawn on Mr. Laurens in favour of Mr Ross, which were presented to you last Year,6 this is to request that you would examine and accept the said Bills, and keep an Account of them. I have ordered Money into the Hands of Messrs Fizeaux and Grand for the Payment of those that are in the Possession of Messrs Larwood & Co. at Amsterdam.7 With great Regard I have the honour to be Sir, Your Excellency’s most obedt & most humble Servant

B Franklin

His Excelly. J. Adams Esqr

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6See our annotation of Larwood, Van Hasselt & Van Suchtelen’s Feb. 14 letter.

7See BF’s letters of the preceding day to Fizeaux, Grand & Cie.; Ferdinand Grand; and Larwood, Van Hasselt & Van Suchtelen.

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