Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to La Rochefoucauld, 8 February 1778

To La Rochefoucauld

AL: Bibliothèque municipale, Mantes

Sunday, Feb. 8. [17785]

M. Franklin presents his Respects to M. le Duc de Rochefoucauld, and will, with his Grandson, have the honour of Dining with Made. la Duchesse d’Enville on Monday the 16th. agreable to her obliging Invitation. He will also mention it to Mr. Deane.

M. Franklin will expect with Pleasure, the Honour intended him by M. le Duc, of taking a Breakfast with him to morrow morning.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The calendar offers only one alternative year, 1783, when Deane was no longer in Paris. Another note on dinners, this time from the Duke, is in the APS, with no clue to its date beyond Thursday morning: he hopes to be back from Versailles on Sunday in time to accept BF’s invitation; before receiving it he had had in mind to issue one himself.

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