Benjamin Franklin Papers

Arthur Lee to Franklin and Silas Deane, 1 February 1778

Arthur Lee to Franklin and Silas Deane

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Challiot Feby. 1st. 1778.


I enclose you a note of the price of Arms in the King of Prussia’s Manufactory, sent me by the Baron Schulenburg; with information that the Director had orders to let us have whatever we orderd.1 He says they will come cheaper if we do not want them so highly finishd as the King requires them. Shoud you think it proper that any of them shoud be sent to America, I will give Orders accordingly. I have the honor to be with great respect Gentlemen your most Obedient Servant

Arthur Lee

Addressed: The Honble / Benjamin Franklin / & / Silas Deane Esqrs / Passi

Notation: A Lee Chaillot Feb. 1. 1778 to BF. & Sils. Deane

1See Schulenburg to Lee, Jan. 16, Wharton, Diplomatic Correspondence, II, 473. The note that he enclosed and Lee is forwarding gave the prices, in German currency, for various kinds of guns, pistols, and sword blades.

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