Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to Jane Mecom, 16 October 1775

To Jane Mecom

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Head Quarters, Camp at Cambridge. Oct. 16. 1775.

My dear dear sister

I arrived here last Night with two other Delegates of the Congress. I suppose we may stay here about a Week. In order to take you home with me, I purpose quitting their Company, purchasing a Carriage and Horses, and calling for you at good Mrs. Greene’s.6 But let me hear from you in the mean time, and acquaint me with any thing you would have me do or get towards the Convenience of our Journey. My Love to that hospitable Family, whom I hope soon to have the Pleasure of seeing. I am ever Your affectionate Brother

B Franklin

Mrs. Mecom.

Addressed: To / Mrs Mecom / at the honble. Judge Greene’s / Warwick / B Free Franklin

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6The postscript of BF’s letter above, Aug. 2, had contained the invitation to join the Philadelphia family; his preparations for the journey indicate that Jane had accepted in a letter now missing.

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