From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Nantes Jan. 16. 1779.—
Dear & hond Sir—
Agreeable to my promise I send you two of your Chapters. I have but 3 & take the Liberty to keep one for myself which hope you will permit.— The wind & weather has been the best possible for outward Bound Ships these 15 Days past, had I been under Sail I should be at least onehalf the Distance between this & America. I impatiently wait the arrival of Monsr. de Montieu.—
I am ever (in haste) Your dutifull & affectionate Kinsman
Jona. Williams J
Addressed: a monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / Ministre plenipotentiare/ des Etats Unis / en son Hotel / a Passy prés Paris.
Notation: Jona Williams Nantes 16. Janvier 1779.