You guess'd right upon the Similitude with Mrs Blount's Letter. But hold your Tongue.
Love to your Children, from
Your affectionate Brother
[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. It is not certain just when Jane Mecom set out for Philadelphia, but letters from Deborah Franklin to her husband, and now in the Society's collections, indicate that the sister from Boston had not arrived in Philadelphia on November 2, 1769, but was there on December 13 and being "verey a greabel" to Deborah and Sally. "Mr Hewhs" was John Hughes. Benjamin Mecom was then in Philadelphia and John Mecom had gone to Brunswick ( New Brunswick), New Jersey, where by the following year at least he had set up as a jeweler. Jane Mecom's stop at Burlington would be with Governor William Franklin.]
Boston Sept 14 1769
I have no leter from you nor my son since I wrot you I was Going to Philadelphia, but Still Persist in my Intent & Porpose to sit out in about a fortnight, but shall Stop a Litle [at] Brunswick & at Burlington & make them a longer viset at my Return. I was In Hopes to have had the Company of yr Friend Mr Hewhs but He Talks not of Going till November which will be so Late I shall not Dare to venture. all other maters & things I shall Leave to Discours on when I shall Have the Pleasure to convers with you by yr own Fier side & only ad my Love to all
from yr Affectionat
SISTER JANE MECOM
Jeney Presents her Duty & Love to Cousens Beach & Litle Benjamin Franklin
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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: 111.
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