Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 25 July 1782

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society; copy: Yale University Library

Nantes July. 25. 1782.

Dear & hond sir.

The inclosed Letter I recvd by this days Post from my House at L’Orient.4 I am at same Time informed that the Sailors you wrote Williams Moore & Co about are set at Liberty.5

I refer you to my last which was on the subject of your affairs with Mr de Chaumont.6

I am as ever with the greatest Respect most dutifully & affectionately Yours.

Jona Williams J

Addressed: His Excellence / Benjamin Franklin / at / Passy

Notation: Jona. Williams July 25. 1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]


5Williams, Moore & Co. had written BF about these prisoners on [June 30], above. BF’s answer is missing but, according to the notation on the firm’s letter, was dated July 9.

6July 23, above.

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