To Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: Yale University Library
Paris, Feb. 5. 1777.
I receiv’d several Letters from you last Night, which I put into Mr. Dean’s Hands, who answers them.1 I forwarded yours to London; for M. Blount, some time since.2 Since you are likely to stay at Nantes some time longer, I enclose some Letters receiv’d here for you. [In the margin: I shall enclose the mention’d Letters in one by Mr. Lee.] I think a Connection with Mr. S.3 might be advantageous to you both, in the way of Business. Besides he is rich, and has handsome Daughters: I know not whether you can get one of them, I only know you may deserve her.
Respects to Mr. Gruel, Penet, Rumsey, Morris, Mounandoin [Montaudoüin], and Schweighauser, as you happen to see them.
Addressed: A Monsr / Monsieur Williams / chez M. Montandoin / Negociant / à Nantes
Endorsed: Franklin Feb 5 1777
1. The answer is in the Deane Correspondence, pp. 71–2.
2. BF may have already answered, in some missing letter, JW’s troubled inquiry in his above, Jan. 18, about how to handle his relations with Walter Blunt. If not, this was a curt way to brush the problem aside.