Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Sir Philip Gibbes, 4 January 1778

From Sir Philip Gibbes2

AL: American Philosophical Society

Paris January 4. 1778.

Sir Philip Gibbes presents his respects to Doctor Franklin. He will be glad to pay them in person to Doctor Franklin at any hour to day, that he will be pleased to name.

Rue Richelieu chez M. de Turlow Baigneur.

Notation: Sr. P. Gibbs

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2See above, XXIII, 281 n. BF replied to this note, according to Paul Wentworth, by making an appointment for the next day, when he would call at Gibbes’ lodgings before dining in Paris: Stevens, Facsimiles, III, no. 332, p. 4. Sir Philip’s account of the ensuing interview is below, Jan. 5.

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