The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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for the quieting your mind in that Respect I would Advise you to Read The first Sec. of Dr Price's Dessertations on Provedence, my Brothers Liberary will firnish you with it I dont doubt if not try to borrow it, it will be a usefull Subject for your Reflection in your Laesure Hours, He thinks Every Persen Injoys more happynes than Adversity therefore take your share and be content.

I acknolidg what I wrot concerning Verasity had such an apearance as you sopose, but cou[ld] not convenantly Alter the Terms at that time I own I had no other cause than the Request yo[u] then made me which besides its not being agreable to my Judgment was then out of my Power to comply with for I had allreddy wrot concerning it, but now all is well & I hope you will Try for the Future if you can honestly write Affectionat as well as Dutifull Grandson.

the two Leters I have recd from you since the Long won I am much Pleasd with & Perticularly that in yr Uncles new mode of spelling I shall Like to have you cultivate that method of writing to me in Perticular as I can Read it Perfectly but am not proficient anouf to atempt to write it.

yr Aunt & Jenny Mecom boath write to you now & so I thought they did when I Last wrot which was the Reason I made no mention of them in mine.

Remember me Affectionatly to Mr & Mrs Bache & all the Children & to Jenny's sister Smith, I am & Ever was yr affectionate Grandmother

JANE MECOM

I Lately heard from your Brother & the children they were well but have Recived a Severe Strook of

Provedence in the Death of His Brother Genll Greene.


"Accept at least my Thanks"

[Here first printed from the letter-press copy in the Library of Congress. The letter was taken to Boston by John Williams, whose nephew Jonathan Williams Jr. was still there on a visit to his father. The pamphlet

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