Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jane Mecom, 26 February 1775

To Jane Mecom

ALS: American Philosophical Society

London, Feb. 26. 1775

Dear Sister,

I hope you continue well, as I do, Thanks to God. Be of good Courage. Bad Weather does not last always in any Country.1 Supposing it may be agreable to you, I send you a Head they make here and sell at the China Shops.2 My Love to your Children, and to Cousin Williams and Family. I am ever Your affectionate Brother

B Franklin

1BF, in writing Bowdoin the day before, had quoted Horace to the same effect.

2Probably a Wedgwood cameo of himself; see Charles C. Sellers, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture (New Haven and London, 1962), pp. 74, 396.

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