From George Woulfe
ALS: American Philosophical Society
saturday morn 30th. 7ber. 5
On my return home late yesterday Evening I found a letter from my Friend M. Petrie with the inclosed,6 wch. he desires I Shou’d get carefully delivered into your or your Grandson’s hands. I am sorry to have been detained so long yesterday where I dined, wch. prevented your receiving it yesterday Evening.
I am with the truest respect sir your most humble & most obedt. Servant7
Notations in different hands: Ansd / G. Woulfe
5. The only year during BF’s stay in France when Sept. 30 fell on a Saturday.
6. The letter was probably Petrie’s of Sept. 22, above.
7. Woulfe wrote to BF twice more, on Oct. 14 in English and on the 18th in French; both times he forwarded newspapers from Petrie. APS.