Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 14 October 1780

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

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

Nantes Octor 14. 1780.

Dear & honoured Sir

I hear that my Friend & Correspondent Mr French of Bordeaux is now in Paris & intends to wait on you. I therefore beg leave to reccommend him to your Friendship & Civilities and I shall consider your Notice of him as an Obligation on me.6

I long to hear of the great Ships being at L’Orient as I am ready for her, & you may depend there will be no fault to find with my Dispatch.

I am as ever Yours most dutifully & affectionately

Jona Williams J

Notation: J Williams Octo. 14. 1780

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6JW wrote V. & P. French & nephew on the same date, discussing their proposed shipment of 100 cases of claret from Bordeaux to Lorient on the Marquis de Lafayette, and telling them he had written to BF. Yale University Library.

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