The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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HOND SIR

I have the Satisfaction to inform you I have received your polite letter per post, containing a Bill on the Bank for a hundred and thirty six dollars, it has not yet been presented, but will Soon by a friend who is kind enough to take a little care of me, for I have no Brother, Son, nor Nephew near me; I felt Sensibly Effected at Mr Bache and Wifes departure; and am greatly obliged to you Sir for the information concerning them; it is all I have had, tho: I dont doubt my Niece has wrote tho: they have not reach'd me.--I feel great pleasure in the expectation of their returning Sooner then at first expected.

I have an opportunity tomorrow of sending to Philadelphia a few Kegs of of pickled Lobsters I am told they are very nice, hope they will prove So and beg your acceptance of one of them.

I shall direct them to be delivered to my Nephew Mr Bache who will deliver it to you from your much obliged friend and humble Servt:

JANE MECOM

Henry Hill Esqr

Boston July 29th--93


Jane Mecom: Copy of The Chiding

[Here first printed from a manuscript in the American Philosophical Society. It is in Jane Mecom's hand, with a note at the end about the "Grat Satisfaction" she had taken in reading it. There is no indication of the date when the copy was made, but it was presumably in her later life. The missing words have been effaced by folds in the paper, one in each sheet. The "Unkl" was of course her father's brother Benjamin, who followed Josiah to New England about 1715 when Jane was three.]


THE CHIDING

Shall Heirs of God Repine
For whome best meat & wine
Is till the Last Reserved.

Shall they a foital Dearth
Fear while they are on Earth
and say they shall be starved

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