Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 19 January 1782

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantes Jan. 19. 1782

Dear & hond sir

I have only time before the departure of the Post to inform you of the Arrival of the Brig Betsey7 from Philadelphia & to forward the inclosed for you.—

I am as ever most dutifully & affectionately

Jona Williams J

Notation: Jona. Williams Nantes. 19. Janr. 1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Commanded by Bernard Gallagher (b. c. 1751), the ship had eight guns and twenty-seven men. Gallagher had received his commission on Dec.1: Claghorn, Naval Officers, p. 117; Charles Henry Lincoln, comp., Naval Records of the American Revolution, 1775–1788 (Washington, D.C., 1906), p. 238; JW to BF, Feb. 9, below.

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