. This Jonathan Williams (d. 1780), Harvard 1772, had been a law clerk in JA
's office. He was a cousin of the better-known Jonathan Williams (1750–1815), Benjamin Franklin's great-nephew, who a little later crossed JA
's path when serving as American agent at Nantes and who became first superintendent
of the military academy at West Point; see DAB
. On JA
's law clerk see “Suffolk Bar Book,” MHS, Procs.
, 1st ser., 19 (1881–1882):151; Harvard Quinquennial Cat.;
John Thaxter to JA
, 7 Aug. 1780, Adams Papers
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.