From John Laurens
ALS: American Philosophical Society
[March 24, 1781?]9
In order to be ready with the memorial for to morrow it will be necessary for me to devote this afternoon to writing— I must entreat you therefore to make my excuse to Mr Chalut— I have the honor to be Dear Sir Yours sincerely and respectfully.
Addressed: To / His Excellency Benjamin / Franklin Esqr.
9. The most likely date, as on March 24, above, Chalut de Vérin extended an invitation to BF in which Laurens was included. A small “a” at the top of this letter appears to be in BF’s hand.