Benjamin Franklin Papers

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

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society; letterbook copy: Yale University Library

Nantes March 27. 1777.

Dear and honored Sir

I received a Letter from Mr. Dubourg desiring me to be concerned in his plan. I have given such an answer as any one who knows not what the particulars of the plan are would naturaly give. I refer him to you, and if any rational Scheme can be made out I will under take as far as you advise, but must first request your opinion relative to Mr. Shweighausser proposals which perhaps may not interfere with the other plan. I am with the greatest Respect Your dutifull and affectionate Kinsman

J Williams Junr.

Addressed: Doctor Franklin. / a l’Hotel de Hambourg2 / Rue Jacob / a / Paris

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2If JW had not yet heard of the move to Passy, small wonder that he felt out of touch.

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