Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 21 December 1779

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

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7JW 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.

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