[dateline] Braintree Septr. 10. 1779
I have received your Letter of the 14 of August,1
and have the Pleasure in Answer to it, to inform you, that I Saw your son, Several
Times in France, and in particular, Some time in the Month of February, or Beginning
of March last, at Dr. Franklins House, consulting with him about Some of his Philosophical
or mechanical Inventions or Projections. He was in good Health. I thank you, Sir,
for your complaisant Congratulations, on my Return to my native Country, and am &c.