Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to the Gentlemen at Nantes, 29 September 1779

To the Gentlemen at Nantes

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy, Sept 29. 1779.


I received your Report.7 I am much obliged to you for the Great Pains and Care which you have taken in examining and adjusting the Accounts of Mr. Williams and beg you to accept my thankful acknowledgments. I shal not fail to acquaint the Congress, with your services being with much Esteem and respect Gentlemen

Messieurs Joshua Johnson, &c.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7That report, now missing, must have accompanied JW’s accounts; see BF’s certificate of Aug. 26. JW sent the accounts to Congress in early November. His letter to Jay, dated Nov. 9, mentions the additional enclosure of his own memorial on the background of the audit, dated Nov. 6. Copies of the letter and the memorial are in the Yale University Library.

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