Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Mr. and Mrs. Wood, [1765–1775]

From Mr. and Mrs. Wood1

AL: American Philosophical Society

Saturday night [1765–1775]

Mr. and Mrs. Wood present their Compliments to Dr. Frankland and beg the favour of his Company to dinner to morrow at three o’ Clock.

1An undated note from Mrs. Stevenson of about 1767–70 mentions a Mr. Wood who called while BF was away from Craven Street for a few days. The caller told her that BF knew where he lodged and that they had seen each other in Paris, which BF visited in 1767. Other than this slender hint the editors have found nothing to identify the senders of this note. The invitation to dinner indicates that they were on agreeable social terms with BF, but the misspelling of his name suggests that they were by no means close friends.

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