Jonathan Williams, Jr., to the American Commissioners8
ALS: American Philosophical Society
<Passy, July 3, 1778: On your verbal instructions I have ordered the repair of arms at Nantes to be stopped and the workmen paid off according to the agreement.9 Please let me know whether this is satisfactory.1>
8. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 258.
9. With Mercier more than a year before: XXIV, 100–1. Only a fifth of the old fusils had been repaired: JW to Congress, Sept. 10, 1778, APS.
1. On the verso is a draft reply in JA’s hand: “Passi July 10 1778. Mr. Williams. The within directions as given by you, being according to our verbal orders to you, are approved.” This is followed by JA’s notation, “ansd. July 10 1778 approved. see the Letterbk.”