To [the Duchesse de Deux-Ponts]
AL (draft): American Philosophical Society
Passy Sunday Decr. 28. 1777
I received your obliging Invitation of dining with you some day this Week. As I find all the Days engaged but Saturday, I cannot sooner have that Pleasure. We will then talk about the Affair of the young Gentleman, who by his Letter appears to be sensible and promising.9 With sincere Esteem and a good deal of Affection I have the Honour to be, Madam, Your &c.
9. Her invitation, of the 27th, is above; the letter from the young gentleman, her nephew Fontevieux, has apparently been lost.