Copy: Library of Congress
Passy, May 6. 1781
I received your respected Letter of the 28th. past and shall duly honour the Bills you mention to have drawn for the 4444 Dollars.—1
I delivered your inclosed to M. Laurens, who will write to you. What Goods he intends to go in the Active are at Nantes, viz, some Chests of Arms & some Medecines, which he thinks will not be a Quantity to make the relanding of the old Arms necessary, otherwise we both agree with you in Opinion that it should be done.2 I have in my last3 requested you to furnish the four Captains, with about 5. Guineas each.
I have the honour to be, Sir, &c.
1. The letter is missing, but for the money in question see BF to Jay, May 5.
2. The Active carried medicine, but not the arms: XXXIV, 380n.
3. Above, May 3.