Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Williams, [November 1778?]

From John Williams7

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Monday morning [November, 1778?]8


By the last Letter I had from Boston I am informed that my Brother had received upwards of £450 that was Due to me on a Bond Debt—and my Wife mentioned that she supposed my Brother had remitted part of that sum to me by the same ship, but I have not yet received any Bills from him since those he sent under your cover, and my Business has been greatly Delayed for want of this remittance:—That lays me under a necessity of requesting the Favour of you to be so good as to take my Bills on my Brother for One hundred pounds if not too inconvenient for you so to do—whereby I am sure you will oblige him much, and lay a lasting Obligation upon Sir Your most Obd. much obliged Hum Servant

J. Williams

To Doctr Benja Franklin Esqr.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For whose arrival in France see JW’s letter of Nov. 19.

8Dated on the tenuous assumption that Williams was writing from France. In the absence of other clues, we assign the letter to the earliest possible month.

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