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To Benjamin Franklin from James Lovell, 13 June 1779

From James Lovell

ALS: American Philosophical Society (three), University of Pennsylvania Library;6 copy: National Archives

June 13th. 1779 Philada.

Hond. Sir

By way of Martinique I forward to you Gazettes, Journals and one or two Pamphlets. The Situation of Things in Congress has been such for some time past that the Committee of foreign Affairs has been drawn on to look dayly for some interesting Decisions to communicate to you, which must account for their Silence many Weeks. I am once again left alone, and therefore in a too delicate Circumstance to pretend to give you any detail of Matters agitated but not concluded respecting your Commission. I inclose one late Resolve to which I beg your Attention;7 and I intreat that you will believe me, to be with much Respect Sir Your most obedient Friend

James Lovell

Honble. Doctr Franklin

Addressed: Honorable / Doctor Franklin

Notations in different hands: James Lovell Phyladelphie 13. juin 1779. / These were left by the Capt. of the Martinico-Man by Mistake

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Three of the documents are marked respectively “Copy,” “Triplic:,” and “4plicate” (U. of Pa. Library); we print from the one with no marking.

7The resolution, dated June 5, directs the committee for foreign affairs to request the commissioners in France to “transmit an account of their proceedings in Mr. Beaumarchais’ accounts.” JCC, XIV, 692. Four copies are at the APS. For subsequent Congressional actions see John Jay to BF, below, June 18.

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