Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 29 October 1781

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

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6Pier. 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.

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