Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 8 June 1779

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

L’orient June 8. 1779

Dear & Hond Sir

I have recvd your Favour of the 1st Instant & shall do all I can for Mr Dubourg.—

I have sent to Nantes for the amt of what I owe the Commrs & expect next Post to receive it when I shall settle with Mr Gourlade as you propose.

I shall send Mr Bache the Things you order by the Chr de Luzerne—5

The 15 Louis to Mr Richards are to your Credit.—6

I beg your private perusal of the Enclosed & your excuse for this hasty Scrawl.

I am ever your dutifull & affectionate Kinsman

Jona Williams J

The Hon. Doctor Franklin.

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

Notation: Williams Jona. June 8. 1779.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5These appear to be items which BF had requested for his daughter Sally. JW informed her, on June 13, that he was placing the articles on the Three Friends, along with the baggage of La Luzerne (Yale University Library). See also his letter of June 29.

6For Richards, an employee and friend of JW, see JW’s letter of April 25.

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