Sender Place

Bickerstaffe, Lancashire, England


Phineas Pemberton

Receiver Place


Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type


Country, State, Location 1

53.531288, -2.838081


Godfrey Atherton, Bickerstaffe Lancashire England, Phineas Pemberton, Pennsylvania, Thomas Crosby, Nathaniel Atherton, Bolton, Roger Longworth, Alice Dickenson, Quaker, Society of Friends


Letter dated September 10, 1683 from Godfrey Atherton to Phineas Pemberton.


bickerstaff [Bickerstaffe, Lancashire] this 31 of 6 mth [month] 1683
Phinies Pemberton [Phineas Pemberton
Loveing [Loving] freind [friend] After the Salutation of my very
deare [dear] Love to thee [you] thy [your] wife [Phebe Pemberton] & [and] to my antient [ancient] & [and] neare [near] re
lated [related] freinds [friends] thy [your] fatharinlaw [father-in-law] [James Harrison] & [and] motherinlaw [mother-in-law] [Ann Harrison] truly my love
to your words is more abundantly then [than] I can heare [here]
Expres [express] for my deare [dear] freind [friend] our Love standing in the Spr
Ingngngs [spring] of the hevenly [heavenly] Love & [and] Life of god it is unxpres
able [inexpressible] the feelinges [feelings] is [are] more Aboundent [abundant] ^then^ [than] the sound
wch [which] I freely refer thee [you] makinge [making] noe [no] dout [doubt] but thou [you]
hast [have] asence [a sense] of the [innocence?] of my Love unto you
wch [which] I pray god Continu [continue] wth [with] increse [increase] for evermore [forevermore]
my deare [dear] freind [friend] thine [yours/your letter] of the 9th of the 11th mth [month] 1682]
Came to my hand wch [which] was truly very excepta
ble [acceptable] thy [your] account therein Concluded ^by most [hearers?]^ very inocent [innocent] in
the relattion [relation] to the Cuntry [country] & [and] as to things heare [here] as to
Suferings [sufferings] & [and] Such like bearer Can give as full an
acount [account] as I Can write but as to our freind [friend] Isaac
Ashton he is recoverd [recovered] but thomas Crosbes [Thomas Crosby’s] wife
hath [has] Layd [laid] downe [down] the body [died] & [and] as to brother nathaniell [Nathaniel Atherton]
he hath [has] aprety [a pretty] full traid [trade] as far as I doe [do] know ^I thinke^ [think] [strikethrough: illegible]
doth [does] turn to acount [account] but hath [has] not Cast up att [at] boulton [Bolton, Pennsylvania]
att [at] ratlife [Radcliffe] he hath [has] ther [there] apeares [appears] [Ffit?] [fit] I know not
the Custom^ars^ [customers] as far as I know then had att [at] boulton [Bolton, Pennsylvania] doe [do] Conti
nue [continue] to nathanyell [Nathaniel Atherton] so haveinge [having] given thee [you] this Shorte [short] acount [account]
wth [with] my very deare [dear] Love to dear Roger Longworth my
Love to Alies dickenson [Alice Dickenson] they have Sent [alece?] [Alice] her tronke [trunk]
but left her hatt [hat] behind [desuringe?] [desiring] as you have opertunyty [opportunity]
to here [hear] from you rest thy [your] Loveinge [loving] freind [friend] & [and] brother
in the truth
Godfrey Atharton [Godfrey Atherton]
My wife desures [desires] to bee [be] rememberd [remembered] to
thee [you] thy [your] wife [Phebe Pemberton] and all before mentioned
my Love to thy [your] fathar [father] [Ralph Pemberton] GA [Godfrey Atherton]
[page 2]
Godfrey Atherton
6 mo [month] 31 1683
Phineas Pemberton










PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence Transcriptions

Receiver (Linked data)

Pemberton, Phineas, 1650-1702 [LC]

Phineas Pemberton (Q94253673) [Wikidata]

Sender Place (Linked data)

County of Lancashire [GeoNames]

Lancashire (England) [LC]

Receiver Place (Linked data)

Pennsylvania [GeoNames]

Pennsylvania [LC]

Organization (Linked data)

Society of Free Quakers [LC]

Quakers (Q170208) [Wikidata]

Society of Friends [LC]

Family (Linked data)

Pemberton family [LC]

Pemberton Family (Q113325696) [Wikidata]



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