Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Sr., 14 October 1779

From Jonathan Williams, Sr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Boston Octr. the 14. 1779

Hond. sr—

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

Jona Williams

Doctr. Benja Franklin Esqr

Notation: Jona. Williams. Boston Oct 14. 1779

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5A 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.

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