The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

By Carl Van Doren; Benjamin Franklin et al. | Go to book overview
Save to active project

Eye but thy Journeys End
Long to be with thy friend
Cast Toys a way that Load


7

Let joy sit on thy Brow
Down Hill art going now
Next stage may give the flight
From all those Earthly things
Up to the King of Kings
In uncreated Light


8

my soul still thither bend
Thy steps all this way tend
Thy all to this Aply
When thow art wonce got there
Past want & woe & care
Thou'rt Blest Eternaly

this is won of my Good old Unkl Franklins Poims & tho the Poitry is not so good & some of His I have taken Grat satisfaction in Reading it

J M


Jane Mecom: Last Will and Testament

[Here first printed from the Registry of the Probate Court of Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The silver porringer marked P F M had belonged to Peter Franklin Mecom. Abigail Woodman, a member of the Second Church, appears in the Boston Directory for 1789 as "stay- maker & man-taylor, Creek Lane"; and in the Directory for 1796 as "toy-shop, Back Street." Elizabeth (Sayer) Lathrop was the Reverend John Lathrop's second wife. The "white medallion" bequeathed to her was presumably the Wedgwood "Head" which Franklin had sent to his sister with his letter of February 26, 1775. In bequeathing the Unity Street house to Benjamin Sumner and John Lathrop in trust for Jane Collas, her mother was evidently securing it from the unreliable hands of Peter Collas, if he was still living. Sumner, for whom the Directory of 1796 gave the address "Cold lane," was married to Mary, daughter

-350-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 382

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?