Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from William and R. Macarty, 13 January 1783

From William and R. Macarty2

AL: American Philosophical Society

Monday 13 Jany [1783]3 9 oClock. Morn

Mr & Mrs. Macarty present thier most Respectfull Compliments to Doctr. Franklin, and are Sorry they cannot have the honor of Dining with him to Day, being Engage’d; having only this moment Recieved Doctr Franklins polite Invitation of the 11th.

Addressed: Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / Passy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2William Macarty’s wife joined him in Lorient in September, 1781: XXXV, 482.

3The only year since Mrs. Macarty’s arrival in which Jan. 13 fell on a Monday.

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