Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jane Mecom, 9 October 1773

To Jane Mecom

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London, Oct. 9. 1773

Dear Sister,

I have not heard from you since your Goods arriv’d. I hope they got safe to hand, and that they please.6

I write this Line just to let you know I am well, Thanks to God, and to cover a Paper of mine printed here, which I send because you desired I would send you what I published from time to time, and I am willing to oblige you; but often they are things out of your way so much that I omit sending them, and sometimes I forget it, and sometimes I cannot get a Copy to send, which was the Case of a Piece since this now enclos’d, viz. An Edict of the King of Prussia, all that were printed being gone in a few Hours.7

I hope you and Jenny and her Husband8 continue well which to hear will always be a Pleasure to Your affectionate Brother

B Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6See his letter above, July 7.

7He was sending her “Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One,” printed above, Sept. 11. For the run on his Prussian hoax see his letter to WF above, Oct. 6.

8The newlyweds, Jenny and Peter Collas.

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