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From Benjamin Franklin to Jonathan Williams, Jr., 29 July 1780

To Jonathan Williams, Jr.

AL (draft): American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress

Passy, July 29. 1780

Dear Jonathan,

By a Letter from M. Schweighauser I find you were arrived: I hope you found all well. He writes me a Letter relating to the 20,000 Musket Barrels which I send for your Perusal & Opinion, with a Copy of my Answer. You will return it to me.8 I find in his Account of the Arsenal, that the rest are gone or pack’d, & I should think it hardly worthwhile to unpack them. Indeed I do not find any Muskets pack’d with Stocks, except 30 Cases from Holland which I suppose are good and new. I wish to know where the Ship is, and when you begin to load. I also want much to know what Bills you have drawn on M de Chaumont, and when payable, and whether you have now drawn for the whole, and what the Amount. I am

Mr Jonath. Williams

BF. to J Williams July 29. 1780 Desire to know what Bills have been drawn on Mr de Chaumont & the Amount

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8JW did so on Aug. 3, below, but the enclosed letter is now missing.

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