Receipt Written for Thomas-François Stanley1
DS: American Philosophical Society
Passy, Sept. 29. 1780
Receiv’d of Benjamin Franklin Eight Guineas in full for a Pendule which I left with him in London seven years since, when the above mentioned Sum was borrowed of him, and which he now agrees to give me for the said Pendule. Witness my hand—a prouvé Lescriture cy Desus
1. Written by BF for Stanley to sign; only the last phrase, in French, and the signature are in Stanley’s hand. For this Parisian watch-maker whom BF had aided in 1773 see XX, 483n, 488.