Benjamin Franklin Papers

Arthur Lee to Franklin and John Adams, 17 May 1778: résumé

Arthur Lee to Franklin and John Adams2

ALS: American Philosophical Society

<Chaillot, May 17, 1778: Because I am not well enough to come to Passy I send you my drafts of important letters; alter them as you wish. If our subordinates disregard our orders, and involve us in debt without accounting for what they spend, we and the public suffer.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 130.

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