Benjamin Franklin Papers

Arthur Lee to Franklin and Silas Deane, 17 January 1778

Arthur Lee to Franklin and Silas Deane

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Challiot Jany. 17th 1778.


I am sorry that the things to which I objected having been continued in the Instructions for Capt. Jones prevent me from giving my signature to them except in the manner which I have the honor to send you.3 I am Gentlemen with great esteem Your most Obedient Servant

Arthur Lee

N.B. I shall go to Versailles to-day; if there is any thing I can do there, be so good as to send me a Note with it.
Benjamin Franklin & Silas Deane Esqrs.

Notations in different hands: A Lee to BF. & SD / A. Lee to BF. & SD.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Lee’s dissent is printed with the instructions above, Jan. 16.

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