The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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next Morning after my Arrival delegated to the Cong[ress] by our Assembly. I wish to hear from you, and to know how you have left your Affairs in Boston; and whether it will be inconvenient for you to come hither, or you wish rather that I should come to see you, if the Business I am engag'd in will permit. Let me know if you want any Assistance; and what is become of Cousin Williams & Family, and other Friends. Jonathan was at Paris when I left England, but to return in a Week or two. I am ever, my dear Sister

Your very loving Brother
B FRANKLIN

Send me what News you can that is true

Sally presents her duty to you & Love to Mr and Mrs Green


"I sympathise most sincerely with you

[Printed first in Carl Van Doren, Benjamin Franklin's Autobiographical Writings, pp. 404-405, from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. "Cousin Williams," Jonathan Williams Sr. whose son Jonathan had remained in France, had left Boston for Worcester, Massachusetts, where he lived for a time in the house of the loyalist James Putnam, who had moved into Boston to the Williams house. The "Infant Hercules" was Franklin's grandson William Bache, now two years old. The grandson from England was William Temple, illegitimate son of Governor William Franklin.]

Philada June 17. 1775

MY DEAR SISTER,

I wrote to you some time since, having heard from one of the Delegates that you were at Warwick, and I supposed it must be with that good Family, so I directed my Letter to you there; I hope you receiv'd it.--I have since received your kind Letter of May 14. with one from dear Mrs Green. I sympathise most sincerely with you and the People of my native Town & Country. Your Account of the Distresses attending their Removal affects me greatly. I desired you to let me know if you wanted

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