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To Benjamin Franklin from Mary Hewson, 23 May 1782

From Mary Hewson

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Kensington May 23. 1782

Dear Sir

We rejoice in these frequent opportunities of hearing from you. Mr Oswald brought your letter to day;8 I had not the pleasure of seeing him, but my mother had. As he offered to take an answer, I sit down just to give you a line to tell you we are all well; my mother has been very ill since I wrote last, but is quite recovered. I think she seems to have given up the thought of visiting you, tho’, I believe, not convinced that my logic is good. I received your letter by Mr Hodgson, and returned an answer, which I hope you have received.9 I have not time to say much now. I am glad you approve the books, and I hope your grandson will find pleasure in them.1 I will send more by the first opportunity.

Adieu! Believe me ever your affectionate

Mary Hewson

Addressed: Dr Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Richard Oswald carried BF’s May 13 letter, above.

9BF’s April 13 letter and Hewson’s May 1 reply are above.

1The books were for BFB: Hewson to BF, May 1, above.

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