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Dinner Invitation Declined

Date: 1778, Jan 30
From: Cecilia Davies (Paris)
To: BF (Paris)
PBF: 25:550

Apparently BF's prompt response to the previous note was a dinner invitation, to which she responds:

I should have been happy to the greatest degree in the honour of Dining with you Sunday, but to my misfortune since my Sister's late Illness she does not Dine from home; but I shall have the honour of waiting on you with my Mother and Sister Sunday afternoon if you will give us leave....