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
1. The 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.