Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from the Marquis de Lafayette, 6 June 1783

From the Marquis de Lafayette

Printed invitation with MS insertions: American Philosophical Society

Paris the 6e June 1783.

The Marquis de la Fayette has the Honor to present his Compliments to Mr. Franklin and begs the Favor of His Company at Dinner on Monday next9

An Answer is desired

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9June 9. BF was a frequent guest at the Monday dinners held at Lafayette’s magnificent new home: XXXIX, 520–1n; Louis Gottschalk, Lafayette between the American and the French Revolution (1783–1789) (Chicago, 1950), pp. 14–15. At the APS are similar printed invitations of June 26, 1783 (for Monday, June 30), and of Aug. 28, 1783 (for Saturday, Aug. 30).

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