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The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: with a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, by his Grandson Charles Francis Adams (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1856). 10 volumes. Vol. 7.
Part of: The Works of John Adams, 10 vols.
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THE COMMISSIONERS TO DR. PRICE.
Passy, 7 December, 1778.
By one of the late ships from America we had the pleasure of receiving from congress an attested copy of their resolution of the 6th of October, conceived in these words:—
In Congress, 6 October, 1778.
Resolved, That the Honorable Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and John Adams, Esquires, or any of them, be directed forthwith to apply to Dr. Price, and inform him that it is the desire of congress to consider him as a citizen of the United States, and to receive his assistance in regulating their finances; that, if he shall think it expedient to remove with his family to America, and afford such assistance, a generous provision shall be made for requiting his services.
Extract from the Minutes.
From a great respect to the character of Dr. Price, we have much satisfaction in communicating this resolution. We request your answer as soon as convenient. If it should be in the affirmative, you may depend upon us to discharge the expenses of your journey and voyage, and for every assistance in our power to make your passage agreeable, as well as your reception and accommodation in our country.
We have the honor to be, with the highest esteem and respect, sir,
Your most obedient and most humble servants,
[1 ]In the Life of Arthur Lee a slight mistake is made respecting that gentleman’s agency in this case of Dr. Price. The author confounds the official notification by the commissioners of the action of congress, the draft of which is in Mr. Adams’s handwriting, with a private letter accompanying it, written by Mr. Lee, to urge Dr. Price’s acceptance of the invitation. The private answer of Dr. Price, giving reasons for declining the proposals, is to be found in that work; whilst the formal reply, transmitted to congress through the hands of Dr. Franklin, is inserted in Mr. Sparks’s edition of the Writings of Franklin. Life of Arthur Lee, by Richard Henry Lee, vol. i. pp. 148, 149; Works of Franklin, vol. viii. p. 354, note.