The American Commissioners to William Temple Franklin
Copy:6 University of Virginia Library
Passy, Decembr. 27th. 1777
As an acknowledgement for your services as Secretary to us, we desire you will accept one hundred Louis-dores7 which Mr. Grand will be so good as to pay you on receipt of this. We are, Sir, Your most Obedient Servants
To William Franklin Esqr.
6. In Arthur Lee’s hand.
7. 2,400 l.t. Designating WTF as the commissioners’ secretary, it should be noted, did not secure him the position; the appointment was in the hands of Congress.