Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hartley and John(?) Batley, 4 October 1780

From Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hartley and John(?) Batley7

AL:8 American Philosophical Society

Hotel de Louis seize Wednesday 4th Octr 1780

Mr & Mrs Hartley & Mr Batley present their respectfull compliments to Dr Franklin—they will do themselves the honour of accepting his kind invitation on Fryday next.

Addressed: To / His Excellency / Dr Franklin / &c &c &c / Passy

Notation: Mr. & Mrs. Hartley. Paris 4 Oct. 1780

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Possibly John Batley, like Hartley, a London merchant. A lacemaker, he is listed at 8 Bell-court, St. Martin’s-le-grand, in Kent’s Directory for 1779, p. 16.

8In Samuel Hartley’s hand.

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