From Edward Bancroft
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Passy Monday Evening [November 11, 1782?]7
Mr. Walpole has this evening appointed to go to Seve [Sevres] tomorrow, to see the Manufactory there, & to Dine with me on his return; & as I Know he would be very glad to have the pleasure of meeting you, I beg Leave to Sollicit the honour of your, & your Grandson’s Company to a plain Dinner at 3 O’Clock, if you are disengaged, if not, I shall hope for that honor another day.8
I am with the utmost respect & Devotion Dear Sir Your most Humble & affectionate Servant
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsr. Franklin / Ministre Plenipotentiaire &c / &c &c / a Passy
Notation: Bancrof Edwd.
7. The Monday preceding Nov. 14, 1782, when we know that Thomas Walpole and his son, Thomas Walpole, Jr. (XXV, 273), were in Paris. On that day they attended a dinner hosted by Bancroft that also included Jay, Vaughan, and Ridley: Klingelhofer, “Matthew Ridley’s Diary,” p. 129.
8. Bancroft also wrote on an unspecified Saturday morning to WTF, inviting him and BF to dine that day with Walpole and his son (APS).