Year

1695

Sender Place

Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Receiver

Phineas Pemberton

Receiver Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1695-05-04

Document Type

Transcription

Country, State, Location 1

40.176667, -74.827778

Country, State, Location 2

39.952583, -75.165222

Keywords

Phebe Pemberton, Falls Township, Bucks County, Phineas Pemberton, Philadelphia, Burlington, Joseph Mather, Elinor Haydock, Robert Haydock, Roger Haydock, M Bourne, [Samuel] Bourne, S Bourne , Quakers, Society of Friends, social network

Abstract

Letter dated May 4, 1695 (April 24, 1695 Old Style) from Phebe Pemberton to her husband, Phineas Pemberton.

Transcription

falls [Falls Township] the 24 [24th] day of the 2 [2nd] mo [month]

my Dear

I much desire to see thee [you] mee [me] thinkes [thinks] [I think] I am as a widdow [widow] be

fore [before] my time the thoughts of us being parted thus

is not plesant [pleasant] not knowing how soon the Lord myy may

parte [part] us; I desire thee [you] donot [do not] so intangle [entangle] thy [your] self [yourself] [strikethrough: illegible] for

no gane [gain] for I Had rather have thy [your] company then [than] a

grate [great] d^e^ale [deal] of outward Riches thou [you] art[ are] nou [now] more in bondag^e^ [bondage]

to busness [business] then [than] ever & [and] I have more then [than] ordenery [ordinary] Care

if I be not all way [always] att [at] home somthing [something] happens amis [amiss]

Last 5 day I went over with frends [friends] to the meeting thin^[k?]^

=king [thinking] to have them over agane [again] with mee [me] on 6 day but [seven/severe]

of Burlington ware [were] not willing soe [so] I staied [stayed] with them

untill [until] furst [first] day was over & [and] had Hopes to sene [seen] [see] thee [you],

but seath [Seth] Hill [Seth Hill] tould [told] mee [me] that he saw thee [you] & [and] that thou [you]

was well but very Busey [busy] I desire thee [you] make hast [haste] home

for wee [we] all want to see thee [you] & [and] friends aske [ask] often for thee [you]

& [and] strang [strange] att [at] thy [your] long stay, wee [we] are all prity [pretty] well & [and] so is myne [mine]

who Rests in hopes shortly to see thee [you]/ J: Mather [Joseph Mather] the bearer

here of [hereof/here] hath [has] a runlet [rundlet] [small barrel] of myne [mine] I would have thee [you] fill it

with malasses [molasses], Last 7 day Vilat [Violet] was Drouned [drowned] in a swamp

all things elce [else] are well I want a pare [pair] of somer [summer] shooues [shoes]

ben hath [has] ploued [plowed] som [some] but

wether [weather] is un serten [uncertain] but

when fare [fair] is dilegent [diligent] no more but Remane [remain] thy [your]

Endered [endeared] loving wife p: pemberton [Phebe Pemberton]

thou [you] might do well to Rite [write]

a fue [few] Lines to R [Roger Haydock] & [and] E: Haddock [Elinor Haydock]

upon m: & s: Bouens [Mary Bowne] [Samuel Bowne’s] account

if thou [you] doth [do] Remember my very

dear Love to them & [and] to there [their] brothers

and sisters & [and] frends [friends] in England

my Love to frends [friends] in philadelfe [Philadelphia]

Rest thyne [yours] p:p: [Phebe Pemberton]

[along the side]

bring mee [me] 2^[...]^ of good [page torn]

From Phebe Pemberton

to Phineas Pemberton

ffor [For]

Phinehas Pemberton [Phineas Pemberton]

These

som [some] nales [nails] to mend

pales [stakes]

HSP DAMS ID

16005

Language

english

Type

article

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