. At this point in the Letterbook, JA
continued the sentence: “as his Excellency,” and then struck out the phrase. This
letter was received on 15 May; on the 31st the congress resolved to accept the solution
proposed by JA
. It ordered Benjamin Franklin to pay the drafts of JA
and Dana “to the amount of their respective salaries” (JCC
, 17:428, 476).