over again if you are the Same good good old Soul you used to be your arrival gives New Spring to all have heard mention it When Shall We See you here do let it be as Soon as the Congress is adjournd or dont know but your good Sister and Self Shall mount our old Naggs and Come and See you Mr Greene would Send Plenty of love if at home we are all well hope you found all that is Dear to you So. We Receivd your favors by Mr Marchant many thanks to you for them this is but the fore runner of a longer letter
from your affectionate
"The Repose I wish'd for"
[First printed in Sparks, Works, VIII, 154, from a copy sent to Sparks by Benjamin Franklin Stickney of Vistula, Michigan Territory, on April 29, 1833. Vistula, later incorporated as a part of Toledo, lay in a district that in 1833 was claimed by Michigan, but was assigned by Congress to Ohio in June 1836. Stickney, considering the original of the letter in his possession "of too great value to intrust to the mail," sent only a copy, but he copied it with unusual accuracy. Sparks, who seems to have had no other source, altered the copy in several respects and omitted the postscript altogether. The letter is here printed from Stickney's copy, now in the Harvard University Library. It was more probably from John than from Samuel Adams that Franklin had heard his sister was at Warwick. Stickney's copy notes that the letter had been postmarked both Cambridge and Newport, and that it bore a note reading: "This Letter has been three weeks at Newport post office Forwarded to Mrs. Mecom by her Hble Servt A. Maxwell Wedny 10 O'Clk at [ante] M."]
Philada May 26 1775
I have just now heard by Mr Adams, that you are come out of Boston, and are at Warwick in Rhodeisland Government: Suppose it must be at good Mr & Mrs Greens, to whom present my affectionate Respects. I write this Line just to let you know I am return'd well from England; that I found my Family well; but have not found the Repose I wished'd for; being the