Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 20 July 1779

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.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7The 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.

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