1779.004: Arthur Lee's Defense of Silas Deane.

Published: 1779

Full Title: Extracts from a letter written to the president of Congress, by the Hon. Arthur Lee, Esquire, in answer to a libel published in the Pennsylvania Gazette of the fifth of December, 1778. By Silas Deane, Esquire. In which every charge or insinuation against him in that libel, is fully and clearly refuted.

Author: Lee, Arthur (1740-92); Silas Deane (1737-89), ed.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson

Description: 32 pgs.; (12mo).


Lee defended Deane, with direct knowledge of his conduct, from then rampant accusations in Congress of self-interested behavior in the negotiations conducted with the French crown in Paris that resulted in the 1778 treaties of alliance and commerce.

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