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To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 15 August 1777

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantes Aug. 15. 1777.

Dear and honored Sir

This will be delivered to you by Mr. Henry Newman and Mr. Thomas Cushing2 who pass through Paris in their way to Holland on a Tour of pleasure, to employ their Time in gratifying their curiosity till the Fall Ships shall be ready, when they propose to return to their own Country. The latter Gentleman you have already seen, and both have been reccommendid to you from Boston; I take the Liberty however to renew the Introduction, and it is with pleasure that I assure you they are very worthy discreet young men for whom I have a particular regard. I am ever Your dutifull and affectionate Kinsman

J Williams J

I send a Packet of Newspapers which came by a Passenger who has had them several Weeks.

Addressed: The Hon. Doctor Franklin / Passy / near / Paris. / Favoured by Mr Newman & Mr Cushing

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2Above, XXIII, 540.

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