From [Jean?] Chanorier6
L: American Philosophical Society
Ce Vendredy 18 [September?7 1778]
M. Chanorier présente mille respectueux Complimens a Messieurs franklin et a Monsieur adams et Les prient de vouloir bien se rapeller qu’ils se sont engagés à Lui faire L’honneur de diner chés Luy Demain samedy.
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Le Docteur / franklin / A Passy
6. Probably the man of that name who was one of the receveurs généraux des finances: J. F. Bosher, French Finances 1770–1795: From Business to Bureaucracy (Cambridge, 1970), p. 323; Almanach royal for 1778, p. 497. A Chanorier signed himself by that title in writing to WTF on Feb. 14, 1783 (APS); the handwriting is different, but the present note may have been from a secretary.
7. The first time after JA reached France that Friday fell on the 18th of a month; the date might equally well be December of that year.