Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Sr., 25 October 1777

From Jonathan Williams, Sr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Boston Octr 25. 1777.

Honored Sir

In my Last I advised of the Enemies taken Possession of Ticonderoge and then mention’d that the Country were allarmed and would exert themselves and prehaps do Wonders. Wonders are don (God be prased) General Burgoyne and his Whol Armey Prisoners of War he and his Whol Armey to be Transported to England to tell the dolefull Tale.

The Bearer Mr. Jonathan L. Austin Son of the Honbl. Nathl.9 Austin Comes with the agreeable [news?]. Your Civilities to him as a Stranger will Oblige Your Dutiful Nephew and Humble Servant

J Wms

PS A few days ago Mrs. Green and her Daughter was at our House Brought me a Letter from Aunt Mecom Who Was well at Worwick1 desires her Love to you and all friends in France. I am as Above

J Wms

Addressed: Doctr. Benjamin Franklin Eqr / per Mr. Austin / France

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9In fact Benjamin; see his letter above, Oct. 25.

1Jane Mecom had returned from her prolonged stay with the Baches in Pennsylvania, and was living in Warwick with her granddaughter, Jane Flagg Greene. The letter, however, presumably came by another Greene, Catharine Ray.

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