The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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pose by waring my old Cloaths over agane & purchasing nothing but what is absolutly nesasery such as shoes which won cant do without but are now at such a Price in this Place that I have purchased seven Pare in Boston when I lived there for what won pare costs hear of the same sort.

these are my circumstances at present but if my Daughters husband shuld still meet with bad suckses I beleve I must try to go in to some busnes with her She is a wery Inferm woman was sick all the first winter after you left us She is very desirous of haveing me with her. won of my frormer leters consisted chefly in the Requests of our good friend Mrs Duffeild concerning her Son I have never heard what became of him. in a nother I Informed you how very kind & obliging Majr Ward was to me on my Jurny He is since married to our good friend Greene's Daughter Pheby, a good tempered sensable young Lady but there happienes is Inturupted by his being obliged to leve her and return to camp Mrs Greene remembers her love to you thanks you for yr leter designs to write but as I have an opertunity to send this to Boston now I do not wait for hers the Judg is gone to provedence to Election I am in Expectation he will come back Governer but she charges me not to tell you so as it is very disagreable to her. I am as Ever

Dear Brother

your affectionat Sister

JANE MECOM


Jane Mecom to Jane Collas

[The original manuscript of this letter was sold from the library of Roderick Terry at the sale of the American Art Association on November 7-8, 1934, but has not been available for use in this collection. The letter is here first printed from a corrected copy in N.E. Historic Genealogical Society. Jane Mecom wrote it from the house of Catharine Greene. Elihu Greene and his brothers had a grist mill and forge at Potowomut ("Potawam" in Jane Mecom's spelling) and another forge at Coventry, both in Rhode Island. The Elihu Greenes lived sometimes at one and sometimes at the other. The "Governor's lady, and the Ambassador's sister" who had made shirts for soldiers were Catharine Greene and Jane Mecom. Sarah Bache and Jane Flagg Greene had been

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