Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Anthony Todd, 4 April 1771: résumé

From [Anthony] Todd

AL: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

<General Post Office, Thursday, April 4, 1771. An invitation, in the third person, to dinner at four the next day with Mr. Wharton and Major Trent.4 A bizarre postscript, in Todd’s hand, reads “Salt Fish and Brandy.”>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Samuel Wharton and William Trent, two of the prime movers in the Walpole Company. The dinner was presumably to discuss its affairs.

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