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Daniel Gould, Rhode Island, Phineas Pemberton, Falls Township, Bucks County, Phebe Pemberton, Thomas Janney, Griffith Owen, death, Quakers, Society of Friends, social network
Letter dated June 1697 from Daniel Gould to Phineas Pemberton. The beginning contains condolences and rememberances concerning the recent passing of Phineas' first wife, Phebe Pemberton.
Deare [Dear] Phineas [Phineas Pemberton]
By the same hand I recd: [received] thine [yours], I intend this: wch [which] was
by Deare [dear] Hans: DeLavall: But I had heard of the Death
of thy [your] wife [Phebe Pemberton] before: And at the hearing of it, It Came near me,
for I Loved her much, and was in hopes to a [have] seen here here
a ways [hereaways] [here] this spring for thou [you] hinted such a thing to me in a
former Letter. She was a woman that I alwaies [always] Loved
from the very first of my Acquaintance wth [with] her. I Cannot
forget her kindeness [kindness], when I parted from her out of Mary-
-Land [Maryland], Takeing [taking] my Journey hom-wards [homewards]; neither can I forget
our Last parting, wch [which] was at yor: [your] ferry, in much tenderness & [and]
Love: so that though she be gon [gone], her memorial Remaines [remains];
Her Love will never be Extinct: I know it still Remaines [remains] in the
Bossoms [bosoms] of the upright. Concerning the state of things and meetings
in the Country this Bearer: Can tell thee [you] at Large, having bin [been] through
most of friends in the Country. Thomas Janney, and Griff: Owen [Griffith Owen],
I have them oft [often] in Remembrance, If at home, Let them know
my Love, wth [with] my Love also to all the faithfull [faithful] among you.
when I shall Com [come] that ways, I know not: my wife being very
Crasey [crazy] and weakly, keeps me at home a Little the more: She has
her Love to thee [you]: and as for me; I have not words, as many have,
yet I know I Love the Stonest [stoniest/strongest] hearted: And I know also,
that its [it’s] natural for them to [page tear] Love one another.
So Deare [dear] heart, In that wch [which] is unutterable I Rest
(Hopeing [hoping] to be Comprehended and Read in the same)
Thy [your] ffriend [Friend] and Bro.er [brother]
Danll: Gould [Daniel Gould].
our yearly meeting is
Just over, and a good [Closig:] [closing?]
we had, as by this Bearer yu: [you]
may more fully know, yn [than] I have
now time to tell thee [you].
4 mo [month] 1694
To Phinehas [Phineas Pemberton]
Pemberton neare [near]
the falls in the County
of Bucks in
HSP DAMS ID
Daniel Gould, Rhode Island, to Phineas Pemberton, Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1697-06, vol. 2, pg. 144, Pemberton Family Papers, 1641-1880, 0484A, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PRINT, 16042, https://stars.library.ucf.edu/printmigrationnetwork-pemberton/395/.