Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from ——— Joyce, [before 18 October 1779]

From ——— Joyce6

AL: American Philosophical Society

Thursday Morng [before October 18, 1779]7

Miss Joyce presents her best respects to Docter Franklin sends him a letter Inclosed to her from Lisbon— Mr. & Mrs. D’arcy8 desires their most affte Compliments to Docter Franklin Mr. D’arcy’s Ammendment still continues.

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / a / Passy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Possibly a niece who lived with the d’Arcys: Butterfield, Adams Correspondence, III, 182.

7The date of the comte d’Arcy’s death; Index biographique des membres et correspondants de l’Académie des sciences … (Paris, 1954), pp. 15–16. It was reported in Bachaumont, Mémoires secrets, XIV, 232, 287.

8D’Arcy had married his much younger niece, a Miss d’Arcy, in 1777. In 1783 she married Thomas Talbot. From a folder on d’Arcy in the archives of the Académie des sciences.

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