To Jane Mecom
MS not found; reprinted from Jared Sparks, ed., A Collection of the Familiar Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of Benjamin Franklin (Boston, 1833), pp. 43–4.
New York, 12 July, 1756.
I am still here, waiting the arrival of Lord Loudoun. I received yours of the 5th instant,7 and shall forward the letter to Benny. I would not have you grieve about the affair; perhaps all is for the best. When I get home, I shall send you his letters for your full satisfaction.
My love to brother, and your children. I am, dear sister, Your loving brother,
7. Not found; obviously a reply to BF’s letter of June 28, above, p. 463.