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Franklin and John Adams to Arthur Lee, 23 July 1778

Franklin and John Adams to Arthur Lee

L:4 Harvard University Library

[July 23, 1778]5

Mr. A. Lee is desired to sign and return the enclosed if he approves it.

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Lee M.P.D.E.U.6 / a sa Maison / A Chaillot

Endorsed: Recd. from a Commissionaire on my way from Challiot to Paris, between 6 & 7 OC. in the Eveng., containing a Paper of which the enclosd is an exact Copy. A Lee July 24th. 1778. Returned unsignd at 8 OC. next morng.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4In WTF’s hand.

5Dated by its enclosure, the commissioners’ letter to the president of Congress, immediately following.

6Ministre plénipotentiaire des Etats-Unis, a courtesy title.

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