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Jonathan Williams, Jr., to the American Commissioners, 6 August 1778

Jonathan Williams, Jr., to the American Commissioners

ALS: University of Virginia Library

Passy Augt 6. 1778.

Honorable Gentlemen.

In the Extracts from Mr. Deans Letters to me, which I had the honour to give in to you some time since, I refered to the whole Letters of the following Dates, June 27. July 19. July 28. Augt. 1. Augt. 7 and Nov. 15, all in 1777. I have now the honour to inclose Copies of the whole of these Letters, and shall be happy if they are of any use to you.7

I propose to sett off for Nantes tomorrow or next day, unless your Commands should require my longer Stay.8 I have the Honour to be with the greatest Respect Honourable Gentlemen Your most obedient servant

Jona Williams.

The Hon. The Ministers Plenipotentiary of the United States.

Endorsed: rcd the 8th A Lee

Notation: Jonan. Williams to Hon: Comrs. U.S. (6 Augt. 1778.)

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7The first five of these letters are at the University of Va. Library, and the sixth (printed in Deane Papers, II, 224) is at the Connecticut Historical Society. The July 19 letter is in fact the joint one from BF and Deane published above, XXIV, 332–3. Extracts of all six are at the National Archives.

8For JW’s stay in Passy see his letter of July 17.

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