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. Arthur Lee did not sign this letter, although he was given an opportunity to do so,
but he did make a copy (MH-H
: Lee Papers). Included with Lee's copy in the Lee Papers is a note, apparently from
and Benjamin Franklin, stating that “Mr A. Lee is desired to sign and return the
enclosed if he approves it.” Lee docketed this note as follows: “Reed, from a Commissionaire
on my way from Challiot to Paris, between 6 and 7 O'clock in the Evening, containing
a Paper of which the enclosd is an exact Copy. A. Lee July 24th. 1778. Returned unsignd
at 8 O'clock next morning.”
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, 2014.