From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Nantes Decr 21. 1779
Dear & honoured Sir
As perhaps the inclosed accot of Genl Sullivans Successes against the Indians & Tories has not yet reached you I thought it worth the Postage.—7
I am in haste (Post agoing) ever your dutifull & affectionate kinsman
Jona Williams J
Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin ministre / plénipotentiaire des / Etats unis de l’amerique / septentrionalle / a Passy / près Paris
Notation: Jona Williams 21 Dec 1779
7. JW probably enclosed the Oct. 13 issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette, and Weekly Advertiser, which printed Gen. Sullivan’s report to Congress of the destruction of Iroquois villages and crops following his Aug. 29 victory at Newtown, N.Y.: Otis G. Hammond, ed., Letters and Papers of Major-General John Sullivan, Continental Army (3 vols., Concord, N.H., 1930–39), III, 123–37. BF forwarded the report to Dumas on Dec. 27, below.