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I received your very kind Letter of the i5' h together with the Turkey, which prov'd exceeding fine. We regal'd a Number of our Friends with it, & drank your & M r Tissington's Health, which we wished sincerely. Mr Stevenson keeps about, but is ever ailing, like your Dame, with Rheumatic Pains that fly from Limb to Limb continually. Tis a most wicked Distemper, & often puts me in mind of the Saying of a Scotch Divine to some of his Brethren who were complaining that their Flocks had of late been infected with Arianism and Socinianism. Mine, says he, is infected with a worse ism than either of those. Pray, Brother, what can that be ? It is, the Rheumatism. I was a good deal mortified at not having it in my Power to call at Alfreton in my late Tours: But I hope for the Pleasure of seeing you both in London this Winter. M M Stevenson & Sally Franklin join in Wishes of every kind of Prosperity to you & yours, with, Dear Sir,
Your oblig'd & affectionate hum Serv
- The Writings of Benjamin Franklin Volume V, Albert Henry Smyth, 1906