From the Marquis de Courtanvaux1
AL: American Philosophical Society
Ce mardy [December 24 or 31, 1776, or January 7, 17772].
Le marquis de Courtanvaux envoye sçavoir des nouvelles de Monsieur francklein et l’assurer de son respect il espert avoir l’honneur de l’aller voir l’un de ces jours.
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur francklein / a l’hotel d’antragues / rue de l’Université
1. The soldier turned scientist who had entertained BF during an earlier visit to Paris: above, XV, 34. A few later notes from the Marquis indicate that their social relationship continued at least through 1778.
2. The three Tuesdays between BF’s arrival and his move to the Hôtel d’ Hambourg.