Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 1 April 1779

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantes April 1. 1779.

Dear & hond Sir

I have recvd a Letter for Mr Moylan relative to the Bills payable to Mr Dennie, & therefore request you to make no opposition to the Payment of them.—

It is said that a Cartel with the american Prisoners on board is arrived in the River— I am not sure of it, but have no reason to doubt it.—6

The american Gentlemen are almost all of them near their Departure— I hope your Order for the Settlement of my accot is on the Road.—

I hope the News from Paris to day about the Success of the French in the West Indies & of the americans in Georgia is true.

I am ever most dutifully & affectionately yours &c &

J Williams J

Dr Franklin

Notation: Jon. Williams ap 1. 79.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6On April 2 Schweighauser reported to JA the arrival of the cartel ship Milford: Adams Papers, VIII, 21.

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