From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Nantes Jan. 25. 1777
Dear and honored Sir.
I write the inclosed in haste as I have many things to see ready in order that I may get to the Ship tomorrow. I have got a difficult Task to go through but I will acquit myself as well as I can and hope (obeying orders) you will not think my Conduct too rigourous. I am Your dutifull and Affectionate Kinsman
I have not time to answer Mr. Alexanders Letter now.5
I am treated here with as much Respect as if I were the Nephew of a prince. So much is your name respected that I hear the Ladies of Nantes are about making an addition to their heads in imitation of your Hair Cap, which they intend to call a la Franklin.6
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin LLD / Hotel de Hambourg / Rue Jacob / a Paris.
Notation: J. Williams 25 Jany. 77.
5. He had trouble in answering; see his letter to BF below, Feb. 16.
6. See the note on BF to Hewson above, Jan. 12.