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. This Jonathan Williams (d. 1780), Harvard 1772, had been a law clerk in
's office. He was a cousin of the better-known Jonathan Williams (1750–1815), Benjamin Franklin's great-nephew, who a little later crossed
's path when serving as American agent at Nantes and who became first superintendent
of the military academy at West Point; see
's law clerk see “Suffolk Bar Book,” MHS, Procs.
, 1st ser., 19 (1881–1882):151;
Harvard Quinquennial Cat.;
John Thaxter to
, 7 Aug. 1780, Adams Papers