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Arthur T. Lee

Commissioner

Paris

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St. Clare's Hospital


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Eton


Meharry Medical College


M.D. degree

University of Edinburgh


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President John Hancock: John Hancock Continental Congress Chronology

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October 22 Appoints Arthur Lee to replace Jefferson as commissioner at Paris; instructs commissioners to pro cure eight line-of-battle ships in France.
May 1 Considers possible hostilities against Portugal; appoints Arthur Lee commissioner to Spain. May 3 Exonerates Gen.


Silas Deane Online

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Deane preceded him to Paris in early 1776 and then served with Franklin and Arthur Lee.
Arthur Lee (1746-1792) - Deane served with Lee and Franklin as commissioners in Paris. Arthur Lee (1746-1792) - Deane served with Lee and Franklin as commissioners in Paris. Lee, a member of a powerful family from Virginia, caused much grief in both Franklin's and Deane's lives, especially Deane's, by saying, among other things, that the army supplies were a gift from France and therefore Deane was ineligible for reimbursement. Deane, along with Franklin and Lee, had signed the treaties with France in 1778 that resulted in Rochambeau and the French Army providing assistance to the Washington and the Continental army.


France in the Revolution - Chapter Twelve

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Franklin, Deane, and Lee constituted the commission to France.
Of Deane's embarrassments and misfortunes we have already spoken, but Arthur Lee did most to involve his associates in constant trouble. He came over to Paris filled with a sense of his own importance, and ready to regard his fellows with jealousy and ill-will. He soon decided that Deane was surely dishonest, Franklin was perhaps dishonest and surely incompetent. Lee was unquestionably an honest man himself, but he believed that no one else possessed that virtue. His scheme for the proper arrangement of American affairs on the Continent he stated to his brother. Lee found a fit associate in Ralph Izard, who was sent over as envoy to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. If Lee regarded himself as a proper representative of the United States to France, that belief was not shared by the ministers of the French government. "English," wrote Aranda, "is the only language that Lee knows. (Letter of Jan. 31, 1777; Doniol, ii, 197.) Encouraged by the zeal of the count, which unfortunately was not shared by the government he represented, Lee resolved to start for Madrid, in the sanguine hope of obtaining from that country a treaty of alliance before Franklin could overcome the cautious resistance of the French ministry. It would be most unfortunate to have Lee at Madrid. He adds: "There was no necessity for the voyage. He would be discovered, and the English ministers would complain. But the prudent King had no thought of spending a florin of his own in assisting American rebels, and no emissary could have been less to his taste than a vain and injudicious intriguer like Arthur Lee. On February 6, 1778, treaties of alliance between the King of France and the United States were signed by the French ministers in behalf of Louis XVI, and by Franklin, Deane, and Arthur Lee for this country.


St. Clare's Hospital - Schenectady, New York - Doctors and Allied Health Professionals

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Dr. Arthur Lee


France in the Revolution - Chapter Twenty-four

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Moreover, the persistent slanders which Lee and Izard poured out against him had their effect on members of Congress, who, for the most part, were ignorant of the condition of foreign courts and of the position held by our representatives abroad.
This sentiment would have been approved by Adams as little as it was by Lee. Arthur Lee and Izard had returned home filled with anger, and had followed him with unwearying animosity.


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