Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 10 July 1782

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantes July 10. 1782.

Dear & hond sir

Major Sherburne1 who will deliver this has already several Introductions to you, I cannot however let him go away without adding my assurances that I think him a Gentleman worthy of your Friendship & Civility & I therefore request you will honour him with your particular notice.

I am as ever most dutifully & affecy Your

J Williams J

Addressed: His Excellency / Doctor Franklin

1The future N.H. congressional representative Maj. John Samuel Sherburne (1757–1830), who had been entrusted by John Paul Jones and Richard Cranch with letters for Europe: Bradford, Jones Papers, reel 6, nos. 1354–6; Adams Correspondence, IV, 282n; Biographical Dictionary of the American Congress, 1774–1961 (Washington, D.C., 1961), p. 1592.

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