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From Benjamin Franklin to Arthur Lee, 30 September 1779

To Arthur Lee

LS:1 University of Virginia Library; copy: Library of Congress

Passy Sept. 30. 1779.


I received but Yesterday Morning just as I was going out of Town; the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me dated the 26 Inst. respecting my supplying you with Money for your Support in Spain. As I cannot furnish that Expence, and there is not, in my Opinion, any likelihood at present of your being received at that Court, I think your Resolution of returning forthwith to America, is both wise & honest.

With great Respect, I have the honour to be Sir Your most obedient and most humble Servant

B Franklin

Honble. Arthur Lee Esqr—

Notations in different hands: B. Franklin to A. Lee Sep 30th. 1779. / Sepr. 30th. 1779

1In WTF’s hand.

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