From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Boston May 6. 1773
Dear and honored sir
Mrs. Walker wrote me a Letter and expressed great uneasiness about the welfare of her Son, which I have endeavoured to remove by the inclosed Answer,6 and as I dont know of any other way to convey it to her hands, must beg you will be so kind as to forward it. With best Respects to Mrs. Stevenson Love to Sally Franklin7 and all Freinds I remain as ever Your dutifull and affectionate Kinsman
Jona Williams Junr
Addressed: To / Doctr Benja Franklin / at Mrs Stevensons In / Craven Street / Strand / London
6. The enclosure was undoubtedly the letter from Jonathan’s mother for which Hannah Walker, writing BF below, June 20, expressed great thankfulness.
7. He had apparently not heard the news of Sally’s marriage in April; see above, XIX, 395 n, and BF to DF, April 6, 1773.