The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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wooster, my own Daughter had been at Board at Roxbury almost a year before but she with the famely were obliged to fly in to the woods & tho they Returnd again they think them selves very unsaif & she was in grate concern what cours to take when the day before I left her she Recd a leter from her husband that He was sail Arived at Bedford in Dartmouth not Dareing to venture in to salem from whence they saild, this also was a grat Ease to my mind as she might now soon Expect her husband to take the care of her,

I am Still under grate concern for cousen williams He was out of Town at the time of the batle & was Advised to keep out & His Poor wife slaved her self almost to Death to Pack up & Secure what She could & sent away her two Daughters Intending to go to Him & behold in comes he in to town the day before I came out Imagining (as I was told for I did not see him) that was the saifest Place I can hear nothing of Him since,

you will have seen the Generl leter to conettacut & be able to Judge of the truth of His Insineuations by his fidelity to us Poor bostonians.

I have wrot a grat number of leters to you the winter & Spring Past but cannot Prercive by yr self or cousen Jonathan that you have recved any of them I sent won about a month ago but as you are Returnd it is no mater if you never git it.

Present my love to my cousens Beaches' & the Dear children & Exept the same from yr Ever

Affectionat Sister
JANE MECOM

Is Jonan come with you if he is remember my love to Him

Dear Brother I am tould you will be joynd to the Congress & that they will Remove to conetecut will you Premit me to come & see you there Mrs Green says she will go with me

[Postscript in Catharine Greene's hand]

My DEAR DEAR FRIEND

Welcom a Hundred times Welcom to our once happy Land. Are you in Health and allow me to ask you the old question

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