The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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glad he did not grit any goods there as it must have Increced his Difeculties & that she had not any suspicion of his makeing such an Atempt.

I have now got over the Restrant I had in writing to you as she comonly sees my leters, & hope for the continuance of yours to me & tho I nither fear Death as a misfortune to me I wish to Live long anouf to receve from you a conviction by your Returning to your former Stile of writing to me that you have forgiven my offence whatsoever it is, for it would be Terable to me to Emagin I had lost my Dear Brothers Affection while I remane in this Life.

I shall send your order on Mr Smith & dont Doubt of Recveing it & thank you for it with the same Gratitude & sincerity I have ever done for yr numerous & Amaizingly grat and undeserved Benifits and am as Ever yr Affectionat Sister

JANE MECOM

I am glad you have wrote to Dr Lathrop he has been hear & shewd me yr Leter I thank you for the Affectionat concern you there Expres for me.

July 1st I have recd the money from Mr Smith

I wrote the above the Day After I receved yours but on Reading it several times since I bigin to Doubt whither you were Angry or no, if you were not Pray dont let this make you so, but Impute all to a weaknes of mind depraved by my Old Age which was never very strong, I am not Positive that you Recved the Long Leter I wrote you by Post in which I acknolaged the Recept of the fivety Dolars I only took it for Granted Pray let me know in your Next

my Love to all

J M


"We dispared of her Life"

[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. Jenny Mecom, whose life had been "dispared of," was still alive in 1859 at the age of ninety-four. Duane, Letters to Benjamin Franklin,

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