From Thomas and Mary Barclay
L or AL:5 American Philosophical Society
Auteuil Thursday evening [December 6, 1781?]6
Mr. & Mrs. Barclay present their Compliments to Doctor Franklin and will have the honor to Dine with him to morrow. Mr. Ridley will also have that honor.
Addressed: His Excellency Benjamin Franklin / Esqr. / Passy
5. We do not recognize the handwriting, which may be that of Mrs. Barclay.
6. The day preceding the first Friday on which Thomas Barclay and Matthew Ridley (and presumably Mary Barclay) dined with BF. According to Matthew Ridley’s Journal, entry of Dec. 7 (Mass. Hist. Soc.), they met there the “Compte D’Estaing, Compte des deux ponts, Comptesse Forbac, mother of Compte des Ponts, his Comptesse, his Sister, & others.”