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