Sender

John Abraham

Year

1670

Sender Place

n.p.

Receiver

Ralph Pemberton

Receiver Place

n.p.

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1670-09-17

Document Type

Transcription

Keywords

John Abraham, Ralph Pemberton, Phineas Pemberton, Lancaster, [Lancaster Castle], Quakers, Society of Friends, prison, justice system, jails, persecution, imprisonment, social network

Abstract

Letter dated September 17, 1670 (September 7, 1670 Old Style) from John Abraham to Ralph Pemberton. There is a mention of Phineas Pemberton, Ralph's son.

Transcription

My ffriend [Friend]: R.P. [Ralph Pemberton] I am returned hom [home] but Since in waknes [weakness] As for

sending his boxe [box] Loncaster [Lancaster] will bee [be] but smale [small] Charge, not wth

standing [notwithstanding] if his Libertty [liberty] should bee goten [be gotten] shortly: I am [sharpe? [sharp] / skarce? [scarce]] fit

to write At present, but I hope strength will bee [be] Aded [added] in due

tyme [time], I have Som [some] Encorighment [encouragement] yt [that] Libertty [liberty] may bee [be] procurd [procured] [fancy P—‘ro’ assumed] by ye [the]

sherrife [sheriff] by reason ye [the] Judge hath [has] given such Comand [command] yt [that] ye [they]

should have their Libertty [liberty] untill [until] [...yse], but As to this is upon

tryall [trial], wryteing [writing] is tedious to me at present, thy [your] friend

John Abraham 7th of

7 mo: 1670: [7th day of 7th month 1670]

Remembr [Remember] me to

Phinias:/ [Phineas Pemberton]

[page 2]

ffor [For]

Raph Pembertton [Ralph Pemberton]

[Written in a more modern hand on the upper right side of page, oriented to the right margin.]

John Abraham

7 mo 7. 1670. [7th month 7th day 1670]

to

Ralph Pemberton

HSP DAMS ID

15754

Language

english

Type

article

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