Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 28 August 1780

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: University of Pennsylvania Library; copy: Yale University Library

Nantes Augt 28. 1780.

Dear & hond Sir.

The Bearer Mr Jeremiah Allen of Boston is a Gentleman for whom I have a great Friendship and Esteem;6 we were Companions in our Infancy, and from that Time I have had more Reason to increase than diminish my Attachment. I beg leave to recommend him to your notice and am as ever Your dutifull & affectionate Kinsman

Jona Williams J

The Hon. Doctor Franklin.

Notation: Jona Williams Augt 28. 1780

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Allen also carried with him from Boston a letter of introduction from JW’s father; see XXX, 536.

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