From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society; copy: Yale University Library
Nantes July 20. 1779.
Dear & hond. Sir
Mr Lee in answer to the Gentlemen arbitraters of my accounts wrote a Letter of which the enclosed is a Copy, & this Copy I am directed to transmit to you.7 I am ever Your dutifull & affec Kinsman
J Williams J
The Hon Doctor Franklin.
Notation: Jona. Williams July 20. 1779.
7. The Gentlemen had informed Lee on July 9 that the examination of JW’s accounts had begun, and requested his objections by return post. Lee’s response of the following day was that he first needed a copy of that letter “by which you think yourselves authorized to make this application to Me,” and a copy of the accounts. APS.