The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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me. Sent there sons to carrie me from there to my grandsons therteen miles in ther [chais?] & Every other obliging thing in there Power, but Afterwards they settled a Township on North River I forgot the Name'there is a City & Thomas Jenkins is the Mayer. I have not seen Ither of them since. I dont know if they come to Boston if they do they do not know where to find me, & tho the Foulgers some of them sail out of this Place I Beleve it is the same case with them for I have not see a Nantucket Person since I Lived hear, I--have a Next Dore Neibour who Lived there wonce & I now & then hear somthing of them by Him

I know I have wrote & speld this worse than I do sometimes but I hope you will find it out Remember my Love to yr children & Grandchildren tell my Niece Bettey that I sent her Pocket Book to Mrs Coffins Daughter & I dont doubt she had it but she was at Halafax.

I am yr Affectionat & Gratfull Sister

JANE MECOM


"That you may Injoy grater Tranquility"

[Here first printed from the manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. The "Dutch Dr" was Jan Ingenhousz, Franklin's friend and correspondent in Europe, who had invested money in America through John Williams.]

Boston Sept 10--1789

DEAR BROTHER

I would not let this opertunity by cousen John williams Pass without leting you know I am as well as usal tho I have nothing Els to write haveing wrot by Post about ten Days Past & Informd you of my Desposing of the Bill & all other circumstances, I have never heard any thing from Him about the acount that was in the Dutch Dr Favour & by yr maner of writg I soposed you did not much Expect it but I thout it might be well to tell you now he is going there. I dont know if I tould you that Coll Ingorsol is Dead his first wife was our Sister

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