Diary of John Adams, volume 4

July 8.

July 10. 1778.

Commissioners to John Daniel Schweighauser
Mr. Schweighausser
Sir Passy July 9. 1778

Inclosed you have an order on Messrs. Desegray, Beaujard Junr. and Co., Merchants at L'orient for 1520 Bags of Saltpetre, which you will please to receive, and ship for America, as Opportunities may serve. We are with Esteem yours &c.

Signed B. Franklin, Arthur Lee, John Adams

July 10. We also forward you herewith an order upon Mr. Cassoul Cossoul, drawn by Mr. Williams for sundry Articles, which you will dispose of in the same manner with the Salt petre.