proper to make his cloaths till we saw how it would fare with him but now shall have them made with all Expedition he is very tractable & hear is a young Gent[le]man who setts him a compleat Example of good maners that is politenes. & my Brother will give Proper Dire[ction]s about his Scooling He will write him self as soon as he thinks it saif. I have not seen Mr Mumford tho I Desiered yr Brother ward to Ask him to come but I am a going out to look for him & shall finish my leter when I come back.
Since the Above I have recd yrs of the 21 & am Glad to find there is won in the world so free from Giult. yr crine was unnoticed that you might have keept yr own secrit & absolved yr self. Ill be Ansurable for yr Husband that He shall not Beet you, Ray Behaves well as can be Expected, Inded very well. & he will now be able to Injoy himself without fear. I shall have no Use for my Gownd this winter & I dont give my self the least concern about it. I Dont know that I got cold with my Jurny but I have had a bad fit of Astme, am now as well as Usal have not had the C - - l - - - k but do not Sleep well on nights, Mrs Bache is not yet abed She is as well as can be Expected, I am so happy as to have my Choice of places of worship so near that the wether need not hinder me from going. Remember my kind love to Mr Greene to Dear litle Samey to Mr & Mrs Gouch & yr mother, & respect to al[l] Inquiering friends & beleve me to be be yr most faithfull & obliged frind
Saterday Decr 2 I h[ave] not seen Mr Mum [ford] sopose He is Gone so Jenny m[ust be] without her silk till a nother opertunity, Ray is abroad & [well?] & harty, Mrs Beach was Last night Deld of a fine Garl, my Brother Remembers his love to you.
Jane Mecom to Catharine Greene
[Printed first in Roelker, Benjamin Franklin and Catharine Ray Greene, pp. 71-72; and here printed again from a copy in the American Philo