The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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of God what Ever is is Right in fiveteen months I have been bereved of four Near & Dear Relations, in a few Days after I wrote my Last to you it Pleased God to Call my Husband out of this Troblesom world where he had Injoyed Litle & suffered much by Sin & Sorrow. He is Gone to a world of Spirits from whence none has Ever Returned to give us an acount of what is there transacted, but it has Pleased God to favour us with a Revealation in which we are asured the Godly shall Injoy a Perfect Happyness in His Presence for Ever,

Mr Cooper the first sabath I went to meeting after a Long confinement with my sick family comforted me with a Sermon from the fourth chapr of 2d of Corenthans 17 vs for our Light Afflictions which is but for a moment worketh for us a far more Exeding and Eternal weight of Glory. He shew in How many Respects Afflictions workd thus to a belever, & only to them; for to the wicked worldly sorrow worked Death, & that it was Pall that could say this that had meet with such a Large Portion of affliction Ever since He had Profesed Christ. to me the Sermon was a master Peec of the kind & several others I heard Speak of it were of my mind, but I am not Good at Repeeting or Remembring tho I hope I Retain so much of the Sence as in some measure to Enable me with the asistance of Gods Spirit to Influenc my conduct Hear in this world & throw the merits of Christ Give me Hopes of a Gloryous Eternity.

I am Dear Sister yr affectionat Sister

JANE MECOM

Remember my Love to
Cousen Sally & to brother
when you write to Him


Edward Mecom: Intestate

[ Edward Mecom, "Sadler," died intestate on September 11, 1765. The Registry of the Court of Probate of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, shows that on October 25 Jane Mecom, Jonathan Williams Sr., and Josiah Mecom, Saddlemaker, gave bond in the amount of £1000 lawful money of the province, which would be due at the end of one calendar

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