I am so unwell to-day that I cannot stir out. Will you have the goodness to expedite
what is necessary for Mr. Livingston and he will bring the Papers1 for me to sign. I suppose a Commission, Instructions and our Orders for his sailing
will be sufficient. Adieu
[signed] A Lee
RC (PPAmP: Franklin Papers); addressed: “Mr Commissioner Adams Passi”; docketed in an unknown
hand: “Hon. A. Lee Esqr to Hon J. Adams Esqr July 15. 78.”
1. Carried by Muscoe Livingston to Nantes and Lorient, the papers probably included Thomas
Simpson's appointment to command the Ranger (Simpson to the Commissioners, 27 July, below) and letters to Samuel Tucker of 13 July; to Abraham Whipple of 13 and 16 July; and to J. D. Schweighauser of 13 and 16 July (for the letters of the 13th, see that to Tucker, calendared above; letters of Schweighauser and Whipplethose of the 16th are both calendared below; see also Livingston to Benjamin Franklin,
21 July, Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S., 1:463).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.