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To Benjamin Franklin from John Paul Jones, 20 December 1783

From John Paul Jones

AL: American Philosophical Society

Paris Decr. 20th. 1783

Captain Paul Jones returns his respectful Compliments to Doctor Franklin and has the honor to accept his kind Invitation for Dinner on Thursday the 25th. Instant.3

Addressed: His Excellency / B. Franklin Esquire &c &c / Passy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3This is the first of several responses to BF’S invitation to dinner on Dec. 25. None of the actual invitations has been located.

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