Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jan Ingenhousz, 26 August 1777

From Jan Ingenhousz

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Hotel de Montpensier, rue de Richelieu
Aug. 26. 1777

Dear Sir

I Stay’d a day longer in the Country as I had proposed. I recieved now my lettres from London, and can set out for an excursion, whenever you pleas. As I have some business to perform to day in town, I can’t have the pleasur of seing you. I intend to Come to morrow at three o clock at Dinner in purpose to consult you upon the intended sell of my stock and our excursion.7 If it Should happen, that you are invited some where tomorrow, I should like to know it by a line sent by the pennypost. In such case I will Come towards six in the afternoon. I am Your most obedient humble servant

J Ingen Housz

Mr Tourton8 told me to day, that he expects an answer upon his lettre, which inclosed the lettre of Nantes.

Addressed: a / Monsieur B. Franklin / chez mr le Roy de chaumont / Passi

Notations: Inganhaus Augt 26. 77 to BF. / Ingenhousz Aug. 26. 1777.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For his stocks see above, XXIII, 116, and for the plan to tour with BF his letter of June 28.

8His Paris banker: ibid.

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