From ——— Joyce6
AL: American Philosophical Society
Thursday Morng [before October 18, 1779]7
Miss Joyce presents her best respects to Docter Franklin sends him a letter Inclosed to her from Lisbon— Mr. & Mrs. D’arcy8 desires their most affte Compliments to Docter Franklin Mr. D’arcy’s Ammendment still continues.
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / a / Passy
6. Possibly a niece who lived with the d’Arcys: Butterfield, Adams Correspondence, III, 182.
7. The date of the comte d’Arcy’s death; Index biographique des membres et correspondants de l’Académie des sciences … (Paris, 1954), pp. 15–16. It was reported in Bachaumont, Mémoires secrets, XIV, 232, 287.
8. D’Arcy had married his much younger niece, a Miss d’Arcy, in 1777. In 1783 she married Thomas Talbot. From a folder on d’Arcy in the archives of the Académie des sciences.