Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Marquis d’Amezaga, 17 April 1779

From the Marquis d’Amezaga4

AL: American Philosophical Society

Samedy 17. avril 1779

Mr. D’amezaga, fait ses plus tendres Compliment à Monsieur de franklin, et luy fait demander sil se trouvera demain chès luy à l’heure du dinner. Mr. D’Amezaga Compte Toujours, que Monsieur de frankin fera Lhonneur Lundy, à Mr Amelot de venir dinner chés luy à Paris où Mr. D’amezaga se rendera.

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur de franklin / a Pacy / a Pacy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4Born in 1710 to a Spanish family established in Nancy, Ignace d’Urtado, Marquis d’Amezaga, after a career in the military, became first gentleman at the court of Stanislas (the former King of Poland), Duke of Lorraine. In 1754 he married Marie-Anne de Vougny, widow of Jean-Jacques Amelot de Chaillou and mother of Antoine-Jean. DBF, II, 604, 614, 642. The stepson had invited BF for dinner on April 12th (see his letter of the 8th), but the present letter refers to the 19th. Several of Amezaga’s letters to BF concern joint dinner parties with Amelot.

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