From Jonathan Williams, Sr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Boston Octr. 4. 1778
The Bearer Mr. Henry Bromfield9 a Young Gentleman of this Town gose to France on Business as a Merchant and as he will be a Stranger in Paris your Civilities to him as such Will Much Oblige your Dutifull Nephew
Addressed: Doctr Benjamin Franklin / Paris / Per Mr Bromfield
Notation: Williams Jonathan Oct. 4. 1778. Boston
9. Henry Bromfield, Jr. (1751–1837) was the son of the Boston merchant Henry Bromfield: XXII, 161 n; Daniel D. Slade, “The Bromfield Family,” New-England Hist. and Geneal. Register, XXVI (1872), 141. Apparently he did not make immediate use of this recommendation; Samuel Cooper wrote a more detailed one for him on July 17, 1780 (APS), and we have no evidence that he was in France until that year.