Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bennett Lloyd4 to Franklin and John Adams
AL:5 American Philosophical Society
Thursday evening Chaillot Rue des Batailles
[July 2?, 17786]
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd present Compliments to Messrs. Franklin and Adams, and will do themselves the honour to dine with Them on Saturday next.
Addressed: Messrs. Franklin & Adams
4. For the two see XXVI, 343 n.
5. In the husband’s hand.
6. We assume that they were accepting for the celebration on Saturday, July 4, to which the commissioners invited all the American ladies and gentlemen in Paris: Butterfield, John Adams Diary, II, 317; IV, 143–4. The year must be 1778, the last Lloyd spent in France. According to WTF’s accounts, the cost of the dinner amounted to 600 l.t., 7 s.: Account III, XXIII, 19.