Passy, 1778 May 3. printed
: JA, Diary and Autobiography
. Bersolle, a merchant at Brest, was informed that his bill drawn on the Commissioners'
banker had not been paid immediately because he had drawn it without permission and
had failed to submit his accounts, the implication being that they had now examined
the accounts and the bill would be honored.
A file copy or draft of 22 April (DLC
: Franklin Papers) is identical but for an additional paragraph stating that the Commissioners
had not yet examined Bersolle's accounts and thus could not authorize payment. The
file copy or draft was apparently not sent. See the Commissioners to James Moylan,