Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Arthur Lee, 13 March 1778

To Arthur Lee

ALS: American Philosophical Society; copy and transcript: National Archives

Passy, Mar. 13. 1778

Dear Sir

I have been told that some Passengers landed at Orient from an American Ship, report, that Mr. Adams is coming out to replace Mr. Deane; but I have received no Advice of that kind from Congress, and suppose that, if true, he will bring their Orders with him. I have the honour to be Sir Your most obedient humble Servant

B Franklin

Honble A. Lee, Esqr

Addressed: The honourable / Arthur Lee Esqr / Chaillot

Endorsed: March 13. 1778 not heard officially of Mr. Deane’s recal

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