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To Benjamin Franklin from Robert Morris, 4 November 1783

From Robert Morris

LS: American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress

Office of Finance 4th. Novr. 1783


I do myself the Honor to enclose another Copy of the Ratification of Congress to the Contract with the french Court of the sixteenth of July 1782 which is dated the twenty second Day of January last also the Ratification of the Contract of the twenty fifth of February last which is dated on the last Day of October—7 These Pieces will go by the Washington Packet and I hope that you may receive them safely and soon.8

I am Sir Your most Obedient and Humble Servant

Robt Morris

His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esqr.—

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For the July 16, 1782, contract, ratified on Jan. 22, 1783, see XXXVII, 633–9. Congress had ratified the Feb. 25, 1783, contract on Oct. 31: XXXIX, 301n.

8The General Washington, Capt. Joshua Barney, sailed c. Nov. 10. Among the passengers were John Paul Jones, William Jackson, Pierre-Charles L’Enfant (XXVI, 144n), and Louis Lebègue de Presle Duportail (XXIII, 93–4): Jackson to BF, Dec. 3 (below); Morris Papers, VIII, 646n.

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