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The American Commissioners to William Temple Franklin, 27 December 1777

The American Commissioners to William Temple Franklin

Copy:6 University of Virginia Library

Passy, Decembr. 27th. 1777

Sir,

As an acknowledgement for your services as Secretary to us, we desire you will accept one hundred Louis-dores7 which Mr. Grand will be so good as to pay you on receipt of this. We are, Sir, Your most Obedient Servants

To William Franklin Esqr.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6In Arthur Lee’s hand.

72,400 l.t. Designating WTF as the commissioners’ secretary, it should be noted, did not secure him the position; the appointment was in the hands of Congress.

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