From Samuel Potts7
AL: American Philosophical Society
Hotel De Tours sept. 13. 1780
Mr. Potts and party present their Compls. to Dr. and Mr. Franklyn, request the favour of their company at dinner next Friday at ½ Past Two, oClock.8
Addressed: Benj. Franklyn Esqr / at / Passy
Notation: M. Potts. Sept. 13. 1780.
7. Comptroller general of the Inland Office of the British post office. BF had known him in England, and Potts had supplied WF and the New York printer James Parker with London newspapers: X, 149n; XII, 427n; XIV, 92, 186–7n, 220, 238.
8. The next Friday was Sept. 15. On Sept. 14, BF provided a passport to assist Potts, his wife, his relations Mr. Hindley and Mr. J. Potts, and three servants in their safe return to England. A copy (or retained draft), in WTF’s hand with interlineations by BF, is at the APS.