[Commissioners to John Daniel Schweighauser]
[dateline] Passi July 13. 1778
You will putt on board the Boston Frigate such Articles as Captain Tucker shall inform
you he can take to America, and among other Things you are desired to furnish him,
if it is in your Power, with a quantity of Lead….As this Article is much wanted in
America, and is excellent for Ballast, you are desired to furnish him as much as he
can carry and you can conveniently supply. We are &c.
[signed] B. Franklin,
[signed] Arthur Lee,
[signed] John Adams
[addrLine] Mr. J. D. Schweighauser.