Benjamin Franklin Papers

Marie Silvestre Grand to the American Commissioners, 5 May 1778

Marie Silvestre Grand7 to the American Commissioners

AL: American Philosophical Society

Ce 5 may [1778]

Mme. Grand presante une requette a Messieurs Les Deputés assemblés pour luy accorder un jour pour luy faire l’honneur de venir Diner ches elle a commencer des samedy Prochain8 son demenagement ne luy ayant pas permis de le faire plutot.

Addressed: A Leurs Excellences / Messieurs Les Deputés / De Lamerique septentrionale

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Mme. Ferdinand Grand.

8The date set was the 15th. All the Americans in Paris were invited; “we were very jovial,” one of the guests reported, “and pleasure appeared in every countenance. After dinner, until six, there was dancing, card-playing and chess.” Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc., 3d ser., LIV (1920–21), 108; see also Butterfield, John Adams Diary, II, 312.

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