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Mrs. Hewson, and her children Mr. Franklin, Mr. Ruston,1 Mrs. Barclay, and Mr. West dined with us. Mrs. Hewson, goes next week for England.
1. Dr. Thomas Ruston, who practiced medicine in London and Exeter and wrote numerous essays on American
finance. He was briefly visiting Jefferson and Franklin in Paris before his permanent
return to Philadelphia later in the year (James McLachlan, Princetonians, 1748–1768: A Biographical Dictionary, Princeton, 1976, p. 402–407).