The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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to Propagate Is stufed into them, & it is Dificult to know whither Either Party are in the Right. for my Part I wish we had Let alone strife before it was medled with & folowed things that make for Peace.

I wrote to you & Mrs Steevenson by Capt Foulger & then sent some mony which I hope came saif to hand. but I can send none now tho I hear you are not coming Home, by a kind Leter from yr sons wife which I Recd by Last Post Her Husband being absent to meet the Indians at Sr Willam Jonsons I have Heard from sister & cousen Beach & His wife since they got Home there all well.

I hope yr Endevours for the Good of the Nation & the Colonies will be blessd with Suckses & we shall at Last be favoured with Quietness at Least. My son John & wife are Hear & send there Duty as Does my Daughter Jeney Pleas to Present my best Respects to Mrs Steevenson & Acept the sinsearest Afection from

yr Most obliged Sister
JANE MECOM


"Just now very busy"

[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. Franklin's account with Mrs. Stevenson, in the American Philosophical Society, "for Sundries Purchased for & sent to Mrs Jane Mecom of Boston" show that from October 18, 1765, to November 17, 1768, Mrs. Stevenson bought and sent goods to the value of £41. 19. 10 above what Jane Mecom had sent her, £24. 14. 1½. Franklin paid the difference.]

DEAR SISTER, London, Nov. 20. 1768

By this Ship, (Capt. Scot,) Mrs Stevenson sends you half a Piece of Muslin, Apron width, which cost Four Guineas.--She hopes it will please, & presents her Compliments and best Wishes. I am in very good Health, Thanks to God:--but just now very busy. So can only add, that I am, as ever,

Your affectionate Brother
B FRANKLIN

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