Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jonathan Williams, 10 June 1756

To Jonathan Williams

ALS: Connecticut Historical Society

Philada. June 10. 1756.

Dear Cousin,

I am concern’d that I have not for a long time heard any thing of Sister Douse.9 Pray inform me how she is. Brothers John, Peter and my self, agreed to contribute towards a small Pension for her Support; I should be glad to know whether it is regularly paid.

Inclos’d is a Receipt for 30 Reams of Paper. I wrote to you per Morton and refer to that.1

My Love to your good Wife and Children, I am Your affectionate Unkle

B Franklin

Mr. Williams

Addressed: To / Mr. Jonathan Williams / Mercht. / Boston / Free / B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9Elizabeth Franklin Douse (C.1), now aged 78. See above, V, 66–7, for BF’s care of her, though no specific agreement between BF and his brothers for her support is now known.

1See above, p. 452.

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