Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Mary Stevenson, [15 June 1765]

To Mary Stevenson

AL: American Philosophical Society

[June 15, 1765]5

Mr. Franklin did not know of the Message this Morning till the Servant was gone; he has since been ready to beat Mrs. Stevenson for declining any Occasion (especially so joyful an one) of meeting the good Family of Kensington.6 Having made up the Quarrel, they now jointly beg to be favour’d with the Company of that Family this Day in

Cravenstreet, June 15.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The year is determined by Polly’s response, immediately following.

6The “Message” was probably to the effect that Polly and her two aunts, Mrs. Tickell and Mrs. Rooke, with whom she was living at Kensington, proposed to visit Craven Street that day. Mrs. Stevenson had apparently replied that the visit would be inconvenient.

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