Sender Place



Phineas Pemberton

Receiver Place


Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type



Henry Haydock, Martha Haydock, Phineas Pemberton, Quaker, Society of Friends


Letter from Henry and Martha Haydock to Phineas Pemberton.


Dear PP [Phineas Pemberton]
beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ in whom our nearnes [nearness] and dearnes [dearness] is [page tear]
day as in days by past and gone in which wee [we] heve [have] sat down togethar [together] and [page tear]
unity of the one spirit and in the bond of hevenly [heavenly] pece [peace] we have to our mutu [mutual?] [page tear]
Joy inioyed [enjoyed] ech [each] other and now being fer [far] removed as outwardly yeat [yet] inwardly [...] [page tear]
and [right?] dear to one anothar [another] in that hevenly [heavenly] wonnes [oneness?] and blased [blessed] falowship [fellowship]
of the gloryous [glorious] gospill [gospel] of pece [peace] which is and shall be preched [preached] throughout the
Whole world in this felowship [fellowship] our dear Love kindly salutes thee [you] and thy [your] dear
wife and tender bebes [babes] along ^with^ thy [your] ffathars [Fathers] and Mothar [mother] and the reast [rest] of your fama^ly^ [family]
if the [they] be all Living give them the salutation of our dear Love in the Lord in whom
is all our being and walbeing [wellbeing] this day in whom Living Refrashment [refreshment] is to the
depending soul who wetes [waits] to reseve [receive] their dely [daily] refreshings from him to such he is
a sofishent [sufficient] reward at all times and in all plesis [places] indeed dear freind [friend] the very remembe[...] [remembrance?] [page tear]
of thee [you] and thy [your] feithfullnes [faithfulness] Lives with ous [us] meney [many] a time in whose remembarenc [remembrance] o[...] [our?] [page tear]
hearts is [are] comfarted [comforted] and our spirits is [are] right glad to inioy [enjoy] thee [you] and feall [feel] thee [you] and thy [your]
Love to ous [us], is mattar [matter] of Comfert [comfort] we can truly sey [say] for ever [forever] sey [say] and Leand [lend] we ca[...] [page tear]
rech [reach] to thee [you] our dear ffreind [Friend] and in the armes [arms] thats [that’s] wide open we Can inioy [enjoy] th[...] [thee?] [page tear]
and Leat [let] devine [divine] holy kisis [kisses] of pure and fervent ^Love^ drop upon thee [you] for its not L[…] [page tear]
abslanc [absence?] that will bring this Love to an end which god in his infinit [infinite] Loving [page tear]
nes [word unclear] hath [has] bagotten [begotten] in uos [us] to one anothar [another] in which Love ye [the] Lord preserve ous [us] for ever [forever] [page tear]
if we never behold one anothar [another] againe [again] where we mey [may] reche [reach] one to anothar [another] and
feall [feel] one anothar [another] far beyond what by outward Carracters [characters] we can set forth or dem
=onstrate [demonstrate] well dear ffreind [Friend] feall [feel] thou [you] our Love and Leat [let] thy [your] heart be refreshed as
ours is this day in a Living as wall [well] as frash [fresh] rememberenc [remembrance] of thee [you] our hearts is [are]
drawn forth these fewe [few] [ink stain] Carractars [characters] to recomend [recommend] ^to^ thee [you] [crossed out: illegible] in wich [which] is Littill [little] contened [contained]
but a freish [fresh] salutation of that [an...shent] unbiesed [unbiased] and true cordiell [cordial] Love wich [which] is
what it ever was and remeines [remains] to be what it now is to thee [you] forever more that as
we heve [have] been refreshed meney [many] a time togathar [together] soe [so] now being seperated [separated] wee [we] mey [may]
still feall [feel] the hevenly [heavenly] power and presenc [presence] of the Lord god with ous [us] which is ^wt^ [what]
we desire for you as for our selfes [ourselves] for indeed its [it’s] the Lords [Lord’s] presenc [presence] that mekes [makes]
heard [hard] things esey [easy] and the feeling of the gods [God’s] Gloryous [glorious] power that santifies [sanctifies] [every/our] [page tear]
axersis [exercise] and mekes [makes] sweet every tryell [trial] wich [which] presenc [presence] and power be with you and
atend [attend] you all for ever [forever] is that our souls that dearly Loves you desires for
for your good in god wee [we] rely [really] breath [breathe] for and your prosperity in the truth [page tear]
by you is seen Lovly [lovely] we dearly desire that soe [so] in a holy Life and godly c[...] [page tear]
versation [conversation] that will adorn the blased [blessed] gospill [gospel] [wee] [we] with you and you with [page tear]
mey [may] be found for indeed Dear ffreind [Friend] thy [your] feithfullnas [faithfulness] every way hath [has] pre[...] [page tear]
forth the truth hear [here] for among the sones [sons] of men thers [there’s] not eney [any] speken [spoken]
ill of thee [you] indeed I must needs sey [say] to thee [you] thou [you] hath [have] Left [crossed out: illegible] sweet sever [savor] be
hind [behind] thee [you] and the truth is honered [honored] by thy [your] uprightnes [uprightness] and wall [well] spoken of by
thy [your] meek walking: to that god that geve [gave] thee [you] wisdom to order thy [your] conversat[...] [conversation] [page tear]
[to right?] be the Living preise [praise] freely given for he is worth forever to him [our/ous] [us]
dearly Leve [leave/love] thee [you] with thin [thine] [yours] freely desiring the Lord mey [may] be with you and
blas [bless] you in every undartaking [undertaking] and presarve [preserve] you at all times both by sey [sea] and
by Land its [it’s] the reall [real] brethings [breathings] and true desires of our soules [souls] for you even
that the Lords [Lord’s] blasings [blessings] mey [may] be with you his hevenly [heavenly] pece [peace] multiplied upon you to [page tear]
time to time that as a kind of first frutes [fruits] to him you mey [may] bee [be] in your day [page tear]
hine wall [well] dear freind [friend] our dear Love abondently [abundantly] floweth [flows] towards thee [you] in
with whom we heve [have] parfact [perfect] unity in the seed of Life and Living and Lasting
felowship [fellowship] in gods [God’s] hevenly [heavenly] truth [tto/ffo] [to?] wch [which] truth we [Leve/Love] [leave] thee [you] onst [once] more give [page tear]
thee [you] the cordiall [cordial] salutation of our dear Love in the Lord and soe [so] bids thee [you]
fear well [farewell] salute dear freinds [friends] whom wee [we] know whose good and walfare [welfare] we wish
in the truth and soe [so] [crossed out: illegible] conclude and rest thy [your] lLoving freind [friend] and sistar [sister] in my mesure [measure]
Leat [let] ous [us] hear from thee [you]) of truth reseved [received] Henry & [and] Martha Haydock [Henry Haydock, Martha Haydock]
as soone [soon] as thou [you] can I desire thee [you]) I heve [have] hear [here] [crossed out: illegible] sent thee [you] acording [according] to thy [your]
order first 2 peir [pairs] of shoes for thy self [thyself] [yourself] ^at 0-8-0^ [8 shillings] 2 pere [pairs] for thy [your] wife 0-5-0- [5 shillings] and 4 pere [pairs] for thy [your]
children 0-5-0 [5 shillings] a pere [pair] of slipers [slippers] for thee [you] at 0-3-4 [3 shillings 4 pence] also a pere [pair] for thy [your] wife 0-2-4 [2 shillings 4 pence] one
but [butt] of Lether [leather] at 6-4- [6 shillings 4 pence] and as for the retorn [return] I Leve [leave] to thy selfe [thyself] [yourself] for soe [so] the shoes
slipers [slippers] and Lether [leather] stands me to hear besides what the carig [carriage] will be I heve [have] hear [here]
sent thee [you] 3 pere [pairs] of trousers of 0-4-0 [4 shillings] a pere [pair] thou [you] mey [may] make what thou [you] can of them
and send with the other things I alsoe [also] heve [have] sent a peece [piece] of [peckted/peckled] stufe [stuff] that ceme [came] from
Theoder Eccleston of London for thy [your] fathar [father] J: H [James Harrison] pede [paid] for carrig [carriage] 0-0-8 [8 pence] I have Likwise [likewise]
sent Alis [Alice] her Tronk [trunk] the goods I heve [have] sent to thee [you] is in all 2-2-8 [2 pounds 2 shillings 8 pence] soe [so]
onst [once] more
[page tear] and thine [yours] [crossed out: illegible] I rest thy [your] Loving ^freind^ [friend] to serve thee [you] in eney [any/every] thing [anything/everything] ^I^ can
Henry Haydock [page tear]
Henry and Martha Haydock [Henry Haydock] [Martha Haydock]
to Phineas Pemberton
[in pencil] 1686 ?










PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence Transcriptions

Creator (Linked Data)

Henry Haydock (Q112209042) [Wikidata]

Receiver (Linked data)

Pemberton, Phineas, 1650-1702 [LC]

Phineas Pemberton (Q94253673) [Wikidata]

Sender Place (Linked data)

England [GeoNames]

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]



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.