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Jane Franklin

  • Do the right thing with Spirit.

    • Jane Franklin,
    • in Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin ()
  • I have indevered to make as good a letter as I cold, donte let aney bodey see my letter as I write so bad.

    • Jane Franklin,
    • c. 1772, in Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin ()
  • She is wise so far as that wisdom Reaches to keep her Dolars to her self.

    • Jane Franklin,
    • 1776, in Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin ()
  • 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.

    • Jane Franklin,
    • 1780, in Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin ()
  • 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.

    • Jane Franklin,
    • to her brother Benjamin Franklin (1779), in Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin ()
  • 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.

    • Jane Franklin,
    • to her brother Benjamin Franklin (1785), in Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin ()
  • 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,
    • to her brother Benjamin Franklin (1786), in Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin ()

Jane Franklin, U.S. sister of Benjamin Franklin

(1712 - 1794)

Full name: Jane Franklin Mercom.