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“Do the right thing with Spirit.”
“I have indevered to make as good a letter as I cold, donte let aney bodey see my letter as I write so bad.”
“She is wise so far as that wisdom Reaches to keep her Dolars to her self.”
“I want to know a Thousand litle Perticulars about your self yr Husband & the children such as your mother used to write me. ... it would be Next to Seeing the little things to hear some of there Prattle (Speaches If you Please) & have you Describe there persons & actions tell me who they Look like &c.”
“Pardon my writing you these aprehentions. I do not take pleasure in giveing you an uneasy thought but it gives some Releif to unbousom wons self to a dear friend.”
“I am of Popes mind that Health, Peace, and Competance, come as near to Happyness as is Atainable in this Life, and I am in a good measure In possession of all three at Present, if they are at Times a Litle Infringd ocationaly or by Accedent, I View it as the common Lot of all and am not much Disturbed.”
“I know the most Insignificant creature on Earth may be made some Use of in the Scale of Beings, may Touch some Spring, or Verge to some wheel unpercived by us.”
Jane Franklin, U.S. sister of Benjamin Franklin
(1712 - 1794)
Full name: Jane Franklin Mercom.