From Jonathan Williams, Jr.
ALS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Nantes Octor 29. 1781
Dear & hond sir.
I beg leave to introduce to your Notice Monsieur Nordingh Danish Consul for several Ports in France, residing at st Quentin, & partner in the House of Brisac Paulet & Nordingh.6
He has a great desire to pay his Respects to you in his Passage through Paris, and being a Gentleman for whom I have a high Esteem I take the Liberty of presenting him to you and am as ever Your dutifull & affectionate Kinsman
Jona Williams J
6. Pier. Casimir Noordingh de Witt was Danish consul for La Rochelle and Nantes, which is where he must have made JW’s acquaintance: Almanach Royal for 1781, p. 265. Jefferson later had dealings with the firm of De Brissac & Paulet: Jefferson Papers, X, 129.