Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 30 December 1780

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: University of Pennsylvania Library

Nantes Decemr 30. 1780.

Dear & honoured Sir

As you have always given me Reason to believe that it is agreeable to you to hear of whatever is an addition to my Happiness, I trust you will be pleased to know that Mrs Williams has given me a very fine Girl who was born yesterday at noon.2 The Mother & Infant are as well as it is possible to be and I have the most flattering prospect of seeing my mariamne perform the Duties of a nurse as well as a Mother.

I am ever with the greatest Respect Your dutifull & affectionate Kinsman,

Jona Williams J

Mrs Williams present you her affectionate Respects

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2They named her Christine: I, lviii.

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