Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 24 March 1779

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantes March 24. 1779

Dear & honoured Sir.

This will be presented to you by Mr Samuel Bradford4 a young Townsman of mine, warmly reccommended to me by my Friends, & by his deportment & agreeable Manners, he appears to deserve all they have said of him.

I take the Liberty to introduce him to your notice & am with the greatest Respect Your dutifull & affectionate Kinsman

Jona Williams J

Addressed: The Honourable / Doctor Franklin / minister Plenipotentiary of / the United States—/ Passy

Notation: Jona. Williams 24 Mar 79.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

4He was the son of John Bradford and would later marry JW’s sister: XXVIII, 278n.

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