Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 6 May 1773

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Boston May 6. 1773

Dear and honored sir

Mrs. Walker wrote me a Letter and expressed great uneasiness about the welfare of her Son, which I have endeavoured to remove by the inclosed Answer,6 and as I dont know of any other way to convey it to her hands, must beg you will be so kind as to forward it. With best Respects to Mrs. Stevenson Love to Sally Franklin7 and all Freinds I remain as ever Your dutifull and affectionate Kinsman

Jona Williams Junr

Addressed: To / Doctr Benja Franklin / at Mrs Stevensons In / Craven Street / Strand / London

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6The enclosure was undoubtedly the letter from Jonathan’s mother for which Hannah Walker, writing BF below, June 20, expressed great thankfulness.

7He had apparently not heard the news of Sally’s marriage in April; see above, XIX, 395 n, and BF to DF, April 6, 1773.

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