The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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"Enough in our Pockets to pay the Post Chaises"

[Here first printed from the manuscript in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Franklin had been dismissed from his place in the Post Office on January 30.]

London, Feb. 17. 1774

DEAR SISTER

I received your kind Letter of Dec. II. and rejoice to hear of your Welfare & easy Situation.

You will hear before this comes to hand, that I am depriv'd of my Office. Don't let this give you any Uneasiness. You and I have almost finished the Journey of Life; we are now but a little way from home, and have enough in our Pockets to pay the Post Chaises.

Intending to disgrace me, they have rather done me Honour. No Failure of Duty in my Office is alledg'd against me; such a Fault I should have been asham'd of. But I am too much attach'd to the Interests of America, and an Opposer of the Measures of Administration.--The Displacing me therefore is a Testimony of my being uncorrupted.

Thanks to God I continue in good Health, and am ever,

Your affectionate Brother
B FRANKLIN

My best Respects to good Dr Cooper


I shall write to him soon


"A violent Cold"

[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society.]

London, March 23. 1774

DEAR SISTER,

A violent Cold which affects my Head and Eyesight, makes it inconvenient to me to write much; yet I would not miss the Opportunity of giving you this Line just to let you know that I am otherwise as usual.--I hope you and yours are well, and am ever

Your affectionate Brother
B FRANKLIN

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