Jane Mecom, the Favorite Sister of Benjamin Franklin: Her Life Here First Fully Narrated from Their Entire Surviving Correspondence

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JANE MECOM
The Favorite Sister of Benjamin Franklin: Her Life here first fully narrated from their entire surviving Correspondence

BY CARL VAN DOREN

1950 THE VIKING PRESS NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Jane Mecom's Boston *
  • 1 - A Lowly Dwelling 3
  • 2 - Ingenious, Sensible, Notable and Worthy 24
  • 3 - As Our Number Grows Less 42
  • 4 - Sorrows Roll Upon Me 62
  • 5 - Bad Weather Does Not Last Always 90
  • 6 - My Dear Brother's Conversation 116
  • 7 - The Want of Suitable Conversation 134
  • 8 - To Live at Ease in My Old Age 161
  • 9 - A Letter from You Once a Month 177
  • 10 - Something to Wean Us from This World 206
  • 11 - To Its Parent Dust 230
  • Acknowledgment 242
  • Index 243
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