Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Comte de Sarsfield, 28 November 1777

From the Comte de Sarsfield

AL: American Philosophical Society

friday [November4] 28h 1777

Count Sarsfield’s compliments to mr. franklin and has the honour to inform him that, as he Seemed to like better, the dinner with mrs. macaulay will take place moonday next half an hour after two o’clock and that he hopes for the honour of messrs. franklin’s and mr. Deane’s company.

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur franklin / Chez mr Rey de Chaumont / A Passy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Mrs. Macaulay’s visit provides the month. She must have just arrived in Paris, where she presented a letter of introduction to Sarsfield; the comte entertained her and waited on her daily with offers of service. But she could not stomach French cooking, she said, and had to return home for nourishment: Edward Harcourt, ed., The Harcourt Papers (12 vols., Oxford, [1880]), VIII, 107, 111. See also her letter below, Dec. 8.

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