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Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815



  • Existence: 1750 - 1815

American businessman, military figure, politician and writer. He became Chief of Engineers of the Army Corps of Engineers, was the first superintendent of United States Military Academy, and was elected to the Fourteenth United States Congress. Grandnephew of Benjamin Franklin.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Benjamin Franklin letter

Mss 779219
Identifier: Mss 779219
Scope and Contents Four-page letter from Benjamin Franklin in Passy, France, to Jonathan Williams, discussing problems relating to fulfillment of contracts for supplies negotiated by Arthur Lee with Montieu and by Silas Deane with Beaumarchais.