The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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whom we have a power to be sent this way. My Daughter and myself will will give a full discharge for that Sum and ingage to deliver it.--All the others are there at Philadelphia accept one at Amboy, Mrs Elizabeth Mecoms Daughter Abiah Mecom.

If your Honors will favor me with an answer by Post you will very much oblig your

Humble Servt

JANE MECOM


Jane Mecom to Henry Hill

[Here first printed from the manuscript in the Library Company of Philadelphia. The letter is in another hand but is signed by Jane Mecom. Sarah Bache, to whom her father had left in his will "the king of France's picture, set with four hundred and eight diamonds," had sold all of them except "those immediately connected with the picture," which Franklin had directed to "be preserved with the same," and had gone with her husband on a tour of Europe.]

Boston August 2d 1792

HOND SIR

Mr Bache when he was about to Embark for England, wrote me by his Wife that Mr Bache, had Settled matters in such a manner with Mr Hill, that my dear Aunts Annuity . . those were her words) would be as Regularly Sent her half-yearly, as if We ware here" I received it in July, and January. I thought he would have wrote me again but he did not.

You will please now to Send it by Post, or any other way you think most Convenient which will much oblige your

Humb Servt

JANE MECOM


Jane Mecom to Henry Hill

[Here first printed from the manuscript in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The letter is in another hand but is signed by Jane Mecom.]

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