Copy: Library of Congress
Passy, Dec. 21. 1780.
Mr. Franklin presents his respectful Compliments to Mr. de Chaumont; and requests earnestly to have his Account with the Congress, as it stands in his Books, the Credits as well as the Debits, that it may be settled now Mr. Deane is here, who is at present employed in adjusting our Congress Accounts, which cannot be closed without that of M. de Chaumont.9
M. Le Ray de Chaumont.
9. Chaumont complied the next day; see the entry under Dec. 22 in Franklin’s Journal, printed under Dec. 18, above. Deane was staying at Passy and attempting to put his own accounts in order: Deane Papers, IV, 268–9. Some entries from Deane’s account with Chaumont are printed in Deane Papers, IV, 483–5.