Excerpts from Chaumont’s Revision of His Account with Franklin
Copy:1 Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Having agreed on July 7 to submit his accounts to arbitration, Chaumont quickly altered his claim. The account he submitted on July 9 was a revised version of what he had initially given to Franklin, published above under the date of [before April 26]. He dropped items 3, 14, and 15, all of which Grand had ruled against in his report of May 7. The three entries we reproduce, below, constitute additions or alterations to preexisting items. In total, Chaumont now claimed that Franklin owed him 179,494 l.t. 12s. 8d.
[July 9, 1782]
1. In the hand of L’Air de Lamotte. These two sheets are part of Account XXVI (XXXII, 3).