Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 27 January 1777

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Painbeuf Jan. 27. 1777.

Dear and honored Sir,

The inclosed will inform you how matters are here.5 I feel myself uneasy least my Conduct should not be approved yet I think it is precisely according to orders. You will perhaps have representations from these officers to my prejudice as the part I act cannot but be offensive to them all, but however I may succeed I depend that you will believe my motive and not allow any Report from them to injure me in your Esteem. I am 30 miles from Nantes so have no body to advise me, but I shall continue firm to my first plan. I am in haste your dutifull Nephew

J Williams

Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin LLD / Hotel de Hambourg / Rue Jacob / a Paris.

Notation: J. Williams 27 Jany 77.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5His letter to the commissioners of the same date.

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