Benjamin Franklin Papers

Franklin and Silas Deane to Arthur Lee, 28 February 1778

Franklin and Silas Deane to Arthur Lee

LS and copy: Harvard University Library; AL (draft4): American Philosophical Society; two copies: University of Virginia Library

Passy Feb. 28. 1778.


The treaties are copying both in French and English, will be done to Day and ready to be examined by you tomorrow Morning. We do not desire to postpone any Proposition you make, otherwise than from the Impossibility of doing two things at once.

We suppose the Convoy is already sailed with the Ships that were ready. We have the honour to be with great Respect Sir, Your most obedient humble Servants

B Franklin
Silas Deane

Honble. Arthur Lee Esqr.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4In BF’s hand.

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