Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 8 February 1782

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantes Feb. 8. 1782

Dear & hond sir

My Friend Mr Grubb7 will have the pleasure to present this & I beg Leave to recommend him to your Notice & Civility.

This Gentleman proposes a settlement in France in the Commercial Line in Company with Mr Hazlehurst,8 & I doubt not will ever merit the Attention you may think proper to honour him with, which will particularly oblige

Dear & hond sir Your dutifull & Affect Kinsman

Jona Williams J

Notation: Jona. Williams. Nantes Feby. 8. 1782.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7James Grubb, who established a mercantile business at Nantes: XXVIII, 57–8n; JW to Grubb, Feb. 6, 1782 (Yale University Library).

8The Philadelphia merchant Isaac Hazelhurst, Sr.: XXXIII, 463n; XXXV, 455. BF gave both men letters of introduction to Holker; see the latter’s Feb. 27 letter.

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