. This letter to Samuel Cooper Johonnot likely went with another of this date to Benjamin
Franklin (Private owner). There JA
asked Franklin to look after Johonnot and indicated that, in the absence of any remittances
from Gabriel Johonnot, he would take responsibility for the boy's expenses. For Gabriel
Johonnot's efforts to send JA
funds to reimburse him for his expenses in acting as Samuel Cooper Johonnot's guardian,
see his letter of 8 Sept.
(above). In a letter of 12 Nov.
), Johonnot sent JA
his father's bill of exchange (not found) for his endorsement. JA
returned the endorsed bill with his letter to Benjamin Franklin of 7 Dec.
: Franklin Papers), and informed Gabriel Johonnot of his action in a letter of the
, Adams Papers