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To Benjamin Franklin from Lafayette, [15 or 22 June 1782]

From Lafayette

AL: American Philosophical Society

Saturday Morning [June 15 or 22, 1782]4

Will You Please, My dear sir, to let me Have a Copy of the Paper I gave to Major Ross, that I May Enclose it to General Washington and get His approbation of the Measure?

The Moment You get the Bill5 be pleased to Communicate it— I will do the same on my part, and am Very Anxious to see How that Piece is Manufactured.

Notation: La Fayette

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4The two Saturdays between June 12, when Lafayette gave BF a draft declaration authorizing the release of Cornwallis’ aides-de-camp from their parole, and June 25, when Lafayette sent George Washington a copy of the declaration. For the former see Lafayette to BF, June 11; for the latter see Idzerda, Lafayette Papers, V, 48–9.

5Presumably the Enabling Act. BF asked Grenville about it on June 15; see BF’s journal of the peace negotiations.

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