To Michel-Alain Chartier de Lotbinière2
ALS: Yale University Library
Passy, March 6. 78
I am sorry I could not be at home to receive you yesterday. To-morrow morning at 9 O Clock, you may certainly find me. I name that Hour as a Time when I am least likely to be interrupted, and hoping to have the Pleasure of your Company at Breakfast. I have the honour to be, very respectfully, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant
Addressed: A Monsr / Monsieur Lotbiniere / à Paris
Endorsed: Lettres de Mr. franklin
2. A French Canadian acquaintance of many years’ standing, who had come to the United States in 1776 just after BF’s departure: above, XXIII, 4–7. This is the first contact between them, as far as we know, since Lotbinière’s return to France.