From Jonathan Williams, Sr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Boston Octr. the 14. 1779
The Bearer mr. Jeremiah Allen5 a neighbour & a most worthy acquaintance of ours, comes to France Partley on Business & on pleasure, I take the Liberty to Recommend him warmly to your Civilities Which will ad to the many Obligations allready Confer’d on Your Dutyfull Nephew & Hble Servant
Doctr. Benja Franklin Esqr
Notation: Jona. Williams. Boston Oct 14. 1779
5. A merchant hoping to establish business connections in Spain and France, he traveled to Europe aboard the Sensible with the Adams party, JA said of him, “There is a Softness, and a Melancholly, in his face, which indicates a Goodness”: Butterfield, Adams Correspondence, III, 246n; Butterfield, John Adams Diary, II, 402.