Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jane Mecom, 12 July 1756

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.

Dear Sister,

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,

B. Franklin.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7Not found; obviously a reply to BF’s letter of June 28, above, p. 463.

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