AL: American Philosophical Society
Saturday Morning [June 15 or 22, 1782]4
Will You Please, My dear sir, to let me Have a Copy of the Paper I gave to Major Ross, that I May Enclose it to General Washington and get His approbation of the Measure?
The Moment You get the Bill5 be pleased to Communicate it— I will do the same on my part, and am Very Anxious to see How that Piece is Manufactured.
Notation: La Fayette
4. The two Saturdays between June 12, when Lafayette gave BF a draft declaration authorizing the release of Cornwallis’ aides-de-camp from their parole, and June 25, when Lafayette sent George Washington a copy of the declaration. For the former see Lafayette to BF, June 11; for the latter see Idzerda, Lafayette Papers, V, 48–9.
5. Presumably the Enabling Act. BF asked Grenville about it on June 15; see BF’s journal of the peace negotiations.