Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 21 September 1782

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Nantes Sept. 21. 1782

Dear & hond sir.

The Bearer of this Mr Natl Nelson is the son of a particular Friend of mine now here, & his Object is a Visit to the other parts of his Family in Ireland. This young Gentleman lately arrived from Philadelphia whither he will probably return after having seen his Friends & reestablished his Health, which is another motive for his present Journey.

I beg sir you will please to grant Mr Nelson the necessary Passport and your notice & Civility to him during his stay will much oblige Dear & hond sir Your dutifull & affece Kinsman3

Jona Williams J.

His Excelly Doctor Franklin.

Notation: Jona. Williams Sept. 21st. 1782

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3To the left of the signature, someone has sketched the profile of a man’s head.

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