ALS: American Philosophical Society
Vlles. nov. 7. 1778
The papers you so kindly send me I had not and will make a proper use of them. Of Mr. W. H. Drayton’s letter of the 18th. July to the Commissioners I had only the concluding part, relative to Johnstone’s assertion concerning your opinion of the 29th. of March, and you’ll see it translated in the 58th. Number of my periodical Pamphlet.5 I present you my most Sincere thanks and am with great respect Honoured Sir Your most humble and obedient Servant
Endorsed: Mr. Genet6
Notation: Nov. 7. 1778.
5. An extract of Drayton’s July 18 letter to the Carlisle commissioners (Smith, Letters, X, 299–302) was published in Affaires de l’Angleterre et de l’Amérique, vol. XII, part II, cahier LVIII, pp. cxcix–cciii; the date carried by the lead “letter” of the cahier was Oct. 26, but as usual the cahier appeared somewhat later. Johnstone’s assertion was that BF had endorsed the commissioners’ proposals: above, XXVI, 190.
6. “Mr.” has been deleted by a later hand.