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. Not, of course, the “Mr. Williams” mentioned in the preceding letter, but a young
Boston relative of his who bore the same name, Jonathan Williams, and who has been
identified at vol. 1:123
, above. He was on his way to France, where he arrived in mid-February, partly to
improve his health (see Williams to JA
, 16 Feb. 1779
, Adams Papers
), but he died in 1780; see Thaxter to JA
, 7 Aug. 1780
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