Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 18 March 1778

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantes March 18. 1778

Dear and Honored Sir

The Bearers Capt. Dun and Mr. Curlis3 have lately arrived here from Georgia, and may possibly give you some Information relative to the affairs of our Country.

I beg leave to recommend them to your civilities and am with the greatest Respect most dutifully and affectionately Yours

J Williams J

Addressed: A monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / LLD / a / Passy

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Samuel Dunn, commanding the Boston brigantine Venus, was among the ship captains who subsequently petitioned the commissioners for a convoy: below, April 9. William Corlis was one of Dunn’s bondsmen: Allen, Mass. Privateers, p. 315.

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