Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Gourlade & Moylan, [16] August 1781

From Gourlade & Moylan

ALS:7 Historical Society of Pennsylvania

L’Orient August [16,] 17818

Honord Sir

We beg leave to hand you the suppliment acct. of the Alliance’s disbursments, with the charges for repairs of the Arms discharged from on board the Ariel and afterwards loaded on the Marquis de La fayette;9 in this acct. is comprehended three small omissions in accounts formerly furnished. We request you will have it examin’d and inform us whether it will be agreeable to you that we shou’d draw on you £3270 l.t. 14s. 10d. to which sum it amounts.1 We have the honor to be respectfully Honord Sir Your most obedient servants

Gourlade & Moylan
Gourlade & Moylan

The Honorable B. Franklin Esqr. Minister plenepotentiary from the united States of America.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7In James Moylan’s hand, as is the second signature. The first one is in the hand of Jacques-Alexandre Gourlade.

8Dated by the enclosure, an itemized account of the supplemental disbursements for the Alliance. Hist. Soc. of Pa.

9For which see XXXIV, 352, 374, 414–15, 428–9, 431.

1The funds were not released until Jan. 28, 1782; see Account XXVII (XXXII, 4).

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