The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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


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


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


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


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