From E. Thornton2
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Paris jan the 1: 1777 
I Received a Letter yesterday from Mr. Thornton with the inclosed. Be so Obligen [as to] lett me know if it Comes Savef to Hand. I am Sir your Obegant Humble Servant
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur fankelin / a passy
Notation: Thornton Mrs
2. Doubtless the sister or wife of John Thornton; he was sending by her some document, now missing, that presumably related to his effort to obtain an exchange of prisoners. She must have misdated her note, for on Jan. 1, 1777, to the best of our knowledge, BF did not know Thornton.