Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Maréchal-Duc de Mouchy, [before 7 February 1782]

From the Maréchal-Duc de Mouchy7

ALS: American Philosophical Society

[before Feb. 7, 1782]8

Je serois tres flatté que Monsieur francklin voulut bien accepter le diner que Me [Madame] la Maale [Maréchale]9 et moy Lui proposons pour le Jeudy 7 fevrier, mon neveu le Mis [Marquis] delafayette, et mon fils le Vte [Vicomte] de Noailles1 partageront Ma satisfaction.2

N. Maal Duc DE Mouchy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7A great-uncle of the marquise de Lafayette’s: XXVI, 327.

81782 was the only year during BF’s mission to France in which Feb. 7 fell on a Thursday.

9His wife, Anne-Claudine-Louise d’Arpajon (1718–1794): Idzerda, Lafayette Papers, I, xlv; Dictionnaire de la noblesse, XIV, 995.

1His younger son, for whom see Morris’ second letter of Nov. 27, 1781.

2This was but one of many celebrations honoring Lafayette: Louis Gottschalk, Lafayette and the Close of the American Revolution (Chicago, 1942), pp. 351–2.

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