My Love to Jenny, & all our Relations & Friends, and believe me ever
Your affectionate Brother
[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. As it appears from Jane Mecom's letter of November 18, 1767, she and her daughter Jane had begun to make artificial flowers for the Boston "Ladyes Heads & Boosomes," but had found the public in a mood of economy.]
MY DEAR SISTER, London, Feb. 21. 1768
I received your kind Letter of Dec. 1. I condole with you affectionately once more on the grievous Affliction you have met with, praying God to make the rest of your Life more comfortable & happy.
I thank you for your Congratulations on my Daughter's Marriage. She has pleas'd herself and her Mother, and I hope she will do well: but I think they should have seen some better Prospect than they have, before they married, how the Family was to be maintain'd.
It is a little unlucky that the Business you are fallen into, happens at present to be in disgrace with your Town Meeting: perhaps you may think of some other less exceptionable if their Resolutions continue and are regarded by the Ladies.
My Love to your Daughter, and believe me ever
[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. Some of the out-of-town members of the Massachusetts Assembly boarded during the sessions in Boston with Jane Mecom. The
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Publication information: Book title: The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom. Contributors: Carl Van Doren - Editor, Benjamin Franklin - Author, Jane Mecom - Author. Publisher: Princeton University Press. Place of publication: Princeton, NJ. Publication year: 1950. Page number: 103.
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