Benjamin Franklin Papers

The American Commissioners to Schweighauser, 25 May 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to Schweighauser1

AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; copy: National Archives

<Passy, May 25, 1778: We enclose extracts of our letters today to Mr. Williams and Capt. Jones. Please give us advance notice of any large projected expenditure, so that we may decide whether we have the money for it; we are determined not to run into debt or make commitments we cannot honor.>

1Published in Butterfield, John Adams Diary, IV, 115.

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