Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Dorcas Montgomery, 17 October 1781

From Dorcas Montgomery

AL: American Philosophical Society

Octr. 17th. 81

Mrs. Montgomerys Respectful Compliments wait on Doctr. Franklin. and takes the liberty of Introducing Her Son. As fatigue & a Slight Indisposition prevents Her paying Her Compliments to the Doctr. at present, flatters Her self with having that Honor in a few Days, Her Compts. attend Mr. W— Franklin.5

Addressed: His Exellency / Benjn. Franklin Esqr / Passy

Endorsed: Mrs Montgomery A l’Hotel des Armes Rue Dauphine vis a vis celle d’Anjou

Notation: Montgomery Mrs. Oct. 17. 1781.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5On Oct. 28, a Sunday, she wrote again to say that indisposition still prevented her from calling on the Doctor but that she hoped to have the pleasure within a day or two. She requested a letter for Geneva, for which place she intended to set out the following Wednesday. APS.

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