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