From Katherine French5
AL: American Philosophical Society
Tuesday the: 19th: of May [1767?]6
Mrs. French’s compliments to Doctor Franklin desires to know how he does; if at leisure would be very glad of the pleasure of his company this Morning to play at Chess.
5. A number of notes from Mrs. French to BF survive in the Franklin Papers, but the editors have been able to discover little about her; for what is known, see above, XII, 96–7 n.
6. May 19 fell on a Tuesday in 1767 and 1772 during BF’s second mission; according to editorial practice this note is printed here at the earlier of the two dates.