Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Jonathan Williams, Jr., 27 June 1784

From Jonathan Williams, Jr.

ALS: American Philosophical Society

St Germain 27 June 1784.

Dear & hond Sir.

Mr Barclay desired me to deposit in the Consuls Office my last public Accounts as settled with you. I shall be much obliged if you will please to transmit the Originals to him where they may be always open to public Inspection.8

I am most dutifully & Affectionately Yours.

Jona Williams J

I return you Doctor Priestlys Paper which I have read with much pleasure.

Addressed: His Excellency / Doctor Franklin.

Notation: Williams 27 June 1784.—

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8See JW’s letter of Dec. 2, 1783 (XLI, 253), where he first made this request. Barclay’s unexpectedly long absence from Paris, from late December to mid-April, delayed the review: XLI, 438.

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