Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Lee, [14 January 1778]

From William Lee

AL: American Philosophical Society

Chaillot Wednesday Morng [January 14, 17786]

Mr. Lee presents Compliments to Dr. Franklin. He received the Louis.7 The London paper is inclosed. That with the Boston papers were sent by Mr. Deane to Mr. A. Lee who carried them out with him yesterday as Mr. W. L. tho’t to leave them at Passi, but it seems he left them with Mr. Izard. They will be sent for today and return’d immediately. Mr. L. is just going to Versailles and if he finishes the business today he will call at Passi on his return.

Addressed: Honble. Dr. Franklin / Passi

Notation: W. Lee to BF. no date

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6This note clearly followed his of the day before.

7Perhaps some personal transaction of which we have found no record. His expenses as commissioner were still a subject of controversy; see the note on his letter below, Jan. 20.

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