William Temple Franklin to Jonathan Williams, Jr.4
ALS: American Philosophical Society
London, April 25th 1772
I am sorry I could not have the pleasure of writing to you before now, but I hope this letter will find you in good health. I go to Morrow to Mr. Hewson’s to celebrate William Hewson’s birth day;5 he is one of the finest Boys imaginable. I have nothing more to say at present than that Dr. Franklin Mrs. Stevenson and Sally are well and join in best respects with your humble Servant
4. This is the earliest surviving letter between the two. They had become acquainted during Jonathan’s stay in Craven Street; he was twenty-one at the time. WTF was probably twelve; see above, XIII, 443 n.
5. His first; see above, XVIII, 91.