From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
LS: University of Pennsylvania Library
Nantes 4th. Augst. 1781.—
Dear & hond. sir
The Brig Sally Capn. Worth arrived Yesterday from Rhodisland to my address and brings the inclosed Letters for Your Excy. which I take the earliest oppertunity of forwarding. She brings advise that the French Ship Segitaire with 10 Transports had arrived with troops who join’d the Count of Rochambeau’s Army—2 & no other Newse of consequence. I am ever Dear & hond sir
Jona Williams J
Notation: J. Williams 4 Augt 81
2. The troops were recruits, drawn from a number of regiments. Some were ill from scurvy, but 400 of them marched from Boston to Newport and were incorporated into Rochambeau’s regiments: Brown to BF, July 23, above; Rice and Brown, eds., Rochambeau’s Army, I, 27–8n.