To Robert Morris: Extract4
Extract:5 National Archives
Ocr. 14th. 1782
The three millions you mention previous to 1778 were two of them given & the third was an Advance on a Contract with the Farmers general of tobacco.6
4. Excerpted from a now-missing letter probably written in response to Morris’ letter of July 1 (XXXVII, 568–72). An extract of BF’s earlier response is above, Sept. 26.
5. In Arthur Lee’s hand.
6. During 1777 the commissioners received 1,000,000 l.t. from the farmers general (see BF to Morris, Sept. 26) and four grants, each of 500,000 l.t., from the French government. These were paid in January, April, July, and October: XXIII, 198–9, 468; XXIV, 561; XXV, 40–1.