[Commissioners to John Daniel Schweighauser]
[dateline] Passi May 25. 1778
We enclose you Extracts, from our Letters of this Days Date, to Mr. Williams and Captain
Jones, which We recommend to your Attention, and We hope this Arrangement will produce
the Order and Oeconomy so necessary to the proper conduct of public Business. Our
Wish is, that you will give Us previous notice of any extraordinary proposed Expence,
that We may determine, before it is incurred, how far it is consistent with our Finances,
it being our determination to avoid running in Debt, or pledging ourselves for what
We cannot perform. You will be so good, as to send Us an Account every month, and
We will direct your Bills upon Us, for the ballance to be paid by our Banker. We are
with great respect, Sir, your most obedient Servants
[signed] B. Franklin,
[signed] Arthur Lee,
[signed] John Adams.
[addrLine] Mr. Schweighauser.