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ITEM — Box: 2 Identifier: MS Am 811-811.7, MS Am 811.1, (81-83)

U. S. Continental congress, 1776. [Instructions to Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee for making a treaty with France] MS.s. (unidentified hand); [Philadelphia, 22 Oct 1776]., 1776 Digital


  • 1776

Language of Materials

Materials in English and French.

Physical Description

3s. (10p.) in 1 folder.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


4.5 linear feet (12 boxes and 1 folder)

Physical Location

b, pf

General note

Endorsed by Franklin, Deane and Lee (Paris, 5 Feb 1777). With extracts from the minutes of congress, 26-28 Sep 1776, and with additional instructions, 16 and 20 Oct 1776.

Publ. in R. H. Lee, Life of Arthur Lee (I, 280).

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