Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William Deane, [1757–1759]

From William Deane7

AL: American Philosophical Society

Frith Street Tuesday Morning [1757–1759]8

Coll: Deanes Compliments to Mr. Franklin and Son, Shall be Extreemly glad of the favor of their Company to Dinner tommorow to meet Mr. and Mrs. Sargent9 at half an Hour after three o Clock.

Addressed: To / Mr. Franklin / Craven Street

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Lieut. Col. William Deane (d. 1775) of the British Army, was appointed governor of Upnor Castle before 1758, and was promoted major general in 1770.

8Certainly not later than 1762 because WF was included in the invitation, and probably not later than Feb. 12, 1759, because BF is called “Mr.” not “Dr.”

9John Sargent (1715–1791), director of the Bank of England, M.P. for Midhurst and later for West Looe. He and his wife were warm friends of Colonel and Mrs. Deane. Sargent and BF struck up a friendship and corresponded at intervals for many years.

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