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Ralph Izard to the American Commissioners, 2 January 1778 [i.e., 1779]

Ralph Izard to the American Commissioners

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Paris 2d. Jany. 1778— [i.e., 1779]

Gentlemen

The credit which I received on the public Banker, from the Commissioners is exhausted;1 & I should be obliged to you if you would let me know whether it is most agreeable to you to renew that credit, or that I should draw on you for what money I may have occasion for.

I have the honour to be Gentlemen Your most obt. hble Servt.

Ra. Izard.

Honble B. Franklin Arthur Lee, & John Adams Esqrs.

Addressed: To / The Honble Benjn. Franklin / Arthur Lee, & / John Adams Esqrs. / Ministers Plenipotentiary from the / United States of America.—

1Izard had applied for money on Feb. 5, 1778, and the next day the commissioners ordered Ferdinand Grand to credit him with 2,000 louis d’or: XXV, 582, 626.

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