Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Francis Dana, 27 January 1781

From Francis Dana

AL: American Philosophical Society

Saturday Morng: Jany: 27th. 81

Mr: Dana presents his most respectful Compliments to Dr: Franklin, is much obliged to him for his invitation at dinner tomorrow, and will do himself the honor to wait on him accordingly—4

Addressed: à Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / Ministre Plenipotentiaire &c / Passy

Notation: Mr. Dana Jan 27. 81

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4During January Dana reported himself at loose ends from want of work: Sibley’s Harvard Graduates, XV, 208. At the APS there is also an undated dinner invitation from Dana to WTF for the following Sunday.

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