Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 16 January 1779

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantes Jan. 16. 1779.—

Dear & hond Sir—

Agreeable to my promise I send you two of your Chapters. I have but 3 & take the Liberty to keep one for myself which hope you will permit.— The wind & weather has been the best possible for outward Bound Ships these 15 Days past, had I been under Sail I should be at least onehalf the Distance between this & America. I impatiently wait the arrival of Monsr. de Montieu.—

I am ever (in haste) Your dutifull & affectionate Kinsman

Jona. Williams J

Addressed: a monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / Ministre plenipotentiare/ des Etats Unis / en son Hotel / a Passy prés Paris.

Notation: Jona Williams Nantes 16. Janvier 1779.

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