From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Nantes April 5. 1778.
Dear and honored Sir.
I beg leave to introduce to you my Friend Mr. Hawkins of Carolina, a Gentleman of Honour and Character for whom I have a particular regard.1 I am ever with the greatest Respect Your dutifull and affectionate Kinsman
Jona Williams J
Addressed: Doctor Franklin / Passy.
Endorsed: Letters answd. or that need no Answr
Notation: Jona. Williams Nantes 5 avril 1778
1. Almost unquestionably a brother of Benjamin Hawkins, a North Carolinian who at this time was in the legislature: Richard A. Harrison, Princetonians, 1776–1783 . . . (Princeton, N.J., 1981), pp. 176–7. The brother must have presented JW’s letter, for on the 28th he asked BF, in a one-sentence note, for a pass of some sort that had been promised him: APS.