I have as much helth as can be Expected in comon for won of my years & live in a very Pleasant place tho not Grand as I sopose yrs is it gives me grat delight the Famely is kind & courtious; my Grandson is a man of sound sense, & solid Judgment, & I take much Pleasure in his conversation tho he talks but litl, they have won child which they call Sally. Govr Greene & famely are well I had wrot you there Eldest Daughter was married to Govr Wards son they have now a fine son. Ray is still at Mr Moody's Scool a promising youth.
I see few persons hear of yr acquaintance which deprives me of much pleasure I used to have in conversing about you but I now & then see something in the paper which pleases me in perticular there Placeing you a lone in won of the Arches at the Exhibition made on the Aneversary of the French Trety. Mr Casey calls for the Leter & that puts all Els I designed to write out of my mind only to beg to hear perticularly about Temple & Ben & that I am Ever
your affectionat Sister
the Inclosed coppy comes to my hand which I send least you should not have recved the other
[Printed first, and hitherto only, in Duane, Letters to Benjamin Franklin, pp. 99-101, and here printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. Although Franklin's letter of November 26, 1778, is missing, it is evident that he had arranged for the payment of money to his sister, probably through Jonathan Williams, had proposed that the Collases undertake to make crown soap like that of the earlier Franklins, and had expressed the hope that someday he and his sister might live together.]
Warwick 27 -- July 1779
I have after a long year recved yr kind leter of Nov 26-- 1778 wherin you like yr self do all for me that the most Affec-