From [Henry] Potts8
AL: American Philosophical Society
Mr. Potts presents his Compliments to Doctor Francklin and desires the favor of his Company at Dinner Thursday next the 19th Instant. An Answer is desired.
Addressed: Benjamin Francklin Esq. / Craven Street
8. Analysis of handwriting has led the editors to conclude that this note and the one immediately following were written by Henry Potts, secretary of the Post Office, 1760–62, 1765–68 (see above, IX, 179 n), and not by his nephew Samuel, controller of the Inland Office, 1765–87, whom BF also knew.
9. This note and the one immediately following cannot have been written any later because of Potts’ death, Jan. 1, 1768.