From Edmund Jenings
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Paris June 24. 1779.
I Have the Honor of receiving your Excellency’s obliging Invitation to Dinner, in order to celebrate the Anniversary of the Declaration of American Independancy, which I should accept of with the greatest Pleasure, if I was not setting out on my intended Tour. I shall Keep the Day in my remembrance & Concur with you in wishing perpetual Liberty & Happiness to our Country. I am Sir your Excellencies Most Obedient & devoted Humble Sert.
Notation: Edm. Jenings, june 24 1779. Paris.