From George Scott
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Paris the 7th. February 1780
I return you my best thanks for the trouble you took for me in the procuring me my passport— I find I cannot depart until Wednesday— I purposed to have gone this evening, but, on application at the Bureau, my servant found all the places taken.
A thought has occurred to me, which has induced me to take the liberty (before my departure) to ask you a question, which question I shall state upon a seperate paper & enclose in this. I shall send my Servant with it down to Passey to morrow morning, & if you can return me answer by him, I shall esteem it a particular favour.
I am with very great regard Sir Your most obliged & most Obedient Servt.1
Benj: Franklin Esqr.
Addressed: The Honourable / Benjamin Franklin Esqr. / Passey
Notation: Geo Scott. Paris 7. fr. 1780.
1. Later that day (“Monday evening 7 oClock”), Scott wrote to WTF saying his departure had been postponed until Friday, and inviting WTF to dine with him later in the week. On Feb. 8, Scott wrote again to tell WTF that the dinner would be on Thursday, and asked him to thank BF for the answer to his question. Both notes are at the APS.