Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Arthur Lee, 13 March 1779

From Arthur Lee

AL: American Philosophical Society

Chaillot March 13th. 1779.

Mr. A. Lee has the honor of presenting his Compliments to Dr. Franklin— He receivd this Evening the two Letters dated this day, which Dr. Franklin has done him the honor of writing to him. Being employd in moving to new Lodgings,7 it will be some days before he can answer them.

Notation: Mr. A Lee. Chaillot 18 mars 1779.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7In the Saint Germain district of Paris: Louis W. Potts, Arthur Lee: a Virtuous Revolutionary (Baton Rouge and London, 1981), p. 223. Potts speculates the move may have been connected with a romance.

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