Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Charlotte Amiel, 10 November 1778

From Charlotte Amiel2

AL: American Philosophical Society

Tuesday Morng Novbr. 10th3 1778

Mrs Amiel and the Miss Alexanders4 unite in best Compliments to Doctor Franklin, assure him they were not a little disappointed at his not going with them to the Play last Thursday Sen-night;5 or at least not sending them word whether he would, or would not, now the only way to make amends for this, is to do them the honor of Dining with them to Morrow, and afterwards accompanying them to the Play. They have got a Lodge wherein is a Seat for the Doctor: his accepting this Invitation will make them all vastly happy—6

Addressed: To / Doctor Franklin / Passy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Wife of Peter Amiel, who was in the service of John Paul Jones.

3The second digit might be read as “6” but the 16th was a Monday.

4Bethia and Mariamne, daughters of William Alexander: XXIII, 80.

5A week ago.

6If BF obliged, they saw either Voltaire’s tragedy Tancrède, given by the Comédiens François, or Le Savetier et le Financier, performed by the Comédiens Italiens. Jour. de Paris for Nov. 11.

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