Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Valltravers, 8 July 1777

From Valltravers

AL: American Philosophical Society

Paris, Rüe et Hôtel de Berry, July 8th. 1777.

Rodh. Valltravers presents his best Respects to Messieurs Franklin, and is requested by his Excellency Count d’Eyk, the Envoy of the Elector of Bavaria, who lives in the Rüe St. Anthoine Hôtel de Beauvais, not far from R.Vs., to intreat the Favor of their Company at Dinner, either on Friday, or Saturday next, at two o’Clock, if not otherwaÿs engaged.7 RVs., if called on, will have the Honor of introducing Them.

RVS. begs the favor of an answer.

Addressed: A Messieurs / Messr. Franklin, ches Monsr. de Chaumont, / A Passy.

Notation: Valtraver

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Either BF and WTF were engaged, or Eyck enjoyed their company; on the 23rd he invited them again, for dinner on the 29th: APS. Maximilian Emanuel, Graf von Eyck, according to Lord Stormont, was the only member of the diplomatic corps who showed BF such public attention: Stevens, Facsimiles, XVI, no. 1576, p. I.

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