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The Busy-Body, No. 1

Mr. Andrew Bradford, I design this to acquaint you, that I, who have long been one of your Courteous Readers, have lately entertain’d some Thoughts of setting up for an Author my Self; not out of the least Vanity, I assure you, or Desire of showing my Parts, but purely for the Good of my…

I Concluded to Send You a Spinning Wheel

To Jane Franklin DEAR SISTER, Philadelphia, January 6, 1726-7. I am highly pleased with the account captain Freeman gives me of you. I always judged by your behaviour when a child that you would make a good, agreeable woman, and you know you were ever my peculiar favourite. I have been thinking what would be…