From Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hartley and John(?) Batley7
AL:8 American Philosophical Society
Hotel de Louis seize Wednesday 4th Octr 1780
Mr & Mrs Hartley & Mr Batley present their respectfull compliments to Dr Franklin—they will do themselves the honour of accepting his kind invitation on Fryday next.
Addressed: To / His Excellency / Dr Franklin / &c &c &c / Passy
Notation: Mr. & Mrs. Hartley. Paris 4 Oct. 1780
7. Possibly John Batley, like Hartley, a London merchant. A lacemaker, he is listed at 8 Bell-court, St. Martin’s-le-grand, in Kent’s Directory for 1779, p. 16.
8. In Samuel Hartley’s hand.