From William Lee4
AL (letterbook draft): Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Stratford Hall, Va.
London 11 June 1776
The Bill of Mess. W. & M. dated 12 Decr. 1775 on Mess. P. & J. Berthon value £300. which you remitted to my Brother,5 is this day accepted payable at 60 daies by Agreement, this I doubt not you will think prudent to accept. I wish you long life, health, Success and happyness, and with a tender of any service, in my power, remain most sincerely Your Affectionate Humble Servant.
Dr. Benja. Franklin.
4. The alderman, brother of Arthur and Richard Henry: above XX, 308 n.
5. The committee of secret correspondence had remitted £200 with its letter above, Dec. 12; the “3” has been written over what was originally “£200.” “W. and M.” were undoubtedly Willing & Morris; Peter and John Berthon were a mercantile firm located in Lawrence-Pountney Lane: Kent’s Directory . . . (London, 1776); ibid (1778).