From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Nantes March 24. 1779
Dear & honoured Sir.
This will be presented to you by Mr Samuel Bradford4 a young Townsman of mine, warmly reccommended to me by my Friends, & by his deportment & agreeable Manners, he appears to deserve all they have said of him.
I take the Liberty to introduce him to your notice & am with the greatest Respect Your dutifull & affectionate Kinsman
Jona Williams J
Addressed: The Honourable / Doctor Franklin / minister Plenipotentiary of / the United States—/ Passy
Notation: Jona. Williams 24 Mar 79.
4. He was the son of John Bradford and would later marry JW’s sister: XXVIII, 278n.