From the Comte de Sarsfield
AL: American Philosophical Society
friday [November4] 28h 1777
Count Sarsfield’s compliments to mr. franklin and has the honour to inform him that, as he Seemed to like better, the dinner with mrs. macaulay will take place moonday next half an hour after two o’clock and that he hopes for the honour of messrs. franklin’s and mr. Deane’s company.
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur franklin / Chez mr Rey de Chaumont / A Passy
4. Mrs. Macaulay’s visit provides the month. She must have just arrived in Paris, where she presented a letter of introduction to Sarsfield; the comte entertained her and waited on her daily with offers of service. But she could not stomach French cooking, she said, and had to return home for nourishment: Edward Harcourt, ed., The Harcourt Papers (12 vols., Oxford, ), VIII, 107, 111. See also her letter below, Dec. 8.