to it strive hard to git it acomplishd. I have six good Honist old Souls who come groneing Home Day by Day at the Stupidety of there Bretheren I cant help Interesting my self in the case & feel in mere Panicks till they have Brought the matter to a conclution.
I writ this in hopes you will be in England when this gits there & that you will find time to writ me a few Lines by the barer Capt freeman when he Returns.
& I have a small Request to ask tho it is too trifeling a thing for you to take care of Mrs Steevenson I Dont Doubt will be so good as to do it if you will give her the meterals it is to Procure me some fine old Lining or cambrick (as a very old shirt or cambrick hankercheifs) Dyed into bright colors such as red & green a Litle blew but cheafly Red for with all my own art & good old unkle Benjamins memorandoms I cant make them good colors. & my Daughter Jeney with a litle of my asistance has taken to makeing Flowers for the Ladyes Heads & Boosomes with Prity good acceptance. & If I can Procure them coulars I am In hopes we shall git somthing by it worth our Pains if we live till Spring. it is no mater how old the Lining is I am afraid you never have any bad a nouf Present my compliments to Mrs Steevenson & Excuse my Presuming to give her this troble.
I have had a Respectfull Letter from Gouvr Franklin this sumer with a Present of six Barrils of flower amounting to sixty odd Pounds old tenor which was a grat help to me & his notice of me a grat satisfaction, all our Relations & friends hear are well as useal my Daughters Desire there Duty to you I am Dear Brother yr Ever affectionat Sister
Boston Novr 8 1766
[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. Governor William Franklin and his wife had both been sick in New Jersey, and Deborah and Sarah Franklin had gone to assist them. "Cousen Huseys Son" was Albert, son of Christopher Hussey of