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.
5. On 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.