Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Ferdinand Grand, 17 May 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to Ferdinand Grand9

AL (draft): American Philosophical Society

<Passy, May 17, 1778: We wish you to pay money from our joint account only on our joint order, and to send us all letters addressed to Mr. Deane on the business of the commission.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 129–30; the annotation explains the squabbling within the commission that elicited the draft, in Arthur Lee’s hand, and prevented its being sent. For BF’s refusal to sign it, see his letter below to Arthur Lee, also May 17 and also, we believe, not sent.

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