Adams Papers

From John Adams to Benjamin Franklin, 2 March 1780

To Benjamin Franklin

Passy March 2d. 1780

Mr. Adams’s respectfull Compliments to Dr. Franklin, informs him that Monsieur the Comte De Vergennes has appointed him next Tuesday to be at Versailles in order to be presented to the King and Royal Family.1 Mr. Adams will have the Honour to breakfast at Passy with Dr. Franklin, at an hour early enough to go to Versailles, which he supposes will be 8 oClock.

RC (PPAmP: Franklin Papers;) addressed: “His Excellency Benjamin Franklin Esqr.”

1The presentation took place on 7 March; see JA’s first letter of 8 March to the president of Congress (No. 14, below).

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