From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Nantes Sept. 21. 1782
Dear & hond sir.
The Bearer of this Mr Natl Nelson is the son of a particular Friend of mine now here, & his Object is a Visit to the other parts of his Family in Ireland. This young Gentleman lately arrived from Philadelphia whither he will probably return after having seen his Friends & reestablished his Health, which is another motive for his present Journey.
I beg sir you will please to grant Mr Nelson the necessary Passport and your notice & Civility to him during his stay will much oblige Dear & hond sir Your dutifull & affece Kinsman3
Jona Williams J.
His Excelly Doctor Franklin.
Notation: Jona. Williams Sept. 21st. 1782
3. To the left of the signature, someone has sketched the profile of a man’s head.