The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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positions, & I think is not deficient in good Understanding. I am as ever

Your affectionate Brother

B FRANKLIN

Our love to Brother &

your Children.


"Bachelor's Hall"

[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. By "your Sister" he meant his wife. He seems not to have kept house in Boston.]

Philada Feb. 21. 1763

DEAR SISTER

I have now the Pleasure of acquainting you that my Son & Daughter are safely arriv'd at my House, and both very well. They present their Duty to Brother Mecom & you. He sets out for his Government on Wednesday.

I am greatly to blame for not sending the enclos'd sooner. It was wrote by your Sister several Weeks since, & given to me to be forwarded. I thought it was done, or rather did not think of it at all till this Morning, when I found it on my Desk cover'd with some Papers. Excuse me, if you can.

Tell me how you do, & where you live, and what you would advise me to concerning Lodging when I come to Boston. As I think I shall stay two or three Months, I have half a mind to keep House that is, Bachelor's Hall, in that which was Sister Douse's.-- Cannot one hire Furniture for a Quarter or Half a Year? In London one may very easily. -- I hope to see you in May or June.

My Love to all. I am as ever

Your affectionate Brother

B FRANKLIN


"The Pleasure of seeing you"

[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. John Foxcroft and Franklin each had the title of Joint Deputy

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