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From Benjamin Franklin to Robert Morris: Extract, 14 October 1782

To Robert Morris: Extract4

Extract:5 National Archives

Ocr. 14th. 1782

The three millions you mention previous to 1778 were two of them given & the third was an Advance on a Contract with the Farmers general of tobacco.6

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Excerpted from a now-missing letter probably written in response to Morris’ letter of July 1 (XXXVII, 568–72). An extract of BF’s earlier response is above, Sept. 26.

5In Arthur Lee’s hand.

6During 1777 the commissioners received 1,000,000 l.t. from the farmers general (see BF to Morris, Sept. 26) and four grants, each of 500,000 l.t., from the French government. These were paid in January, April, July, and October: XXIII, 198–9, 468; XXIV, 561; XXV, 40–1.

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