From Thomas Pownall
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Tuesday Morning. [1765–1775]
If you have nothing better to do will you be so good to call on me this Morning and take a Family Dinner with us. I would call on you but having the symptoms of a great Minister3 strong upon by name the Gout I am not able to walk. I wish much to see you. Your friend and Servant
Addressed: To / B Franklin Esqr / &c
3. William Pitt, a famous sufferer from the gout, was undoubtedly meant.