Year

1679

Sender Place

Newton, England

Receiver

Phineas Pemberton via Hugh Crosby

Receiver Place

Bolton, Lancashire, England; Warrington, Lancashire, England

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1679-12-25

Document Type

Transcription

Country, State, Location 2

53.577694, -2.428887; 53.401859, -2.568022

Keywords

Elinor Lowe, Elinor Haydock, Newton, Phineas Pemberton, Bolton, Hugh Crosby, Warrington, Society of Friends, Quakers, social network, John Clarke, James Harrison, Ann Harrison

Abstract

Letter dated December 25, 1679 (December 15, 1679 Old Style) from Elinor Lowe to Phineas Pemberton. Hugh Crosby in Warrington served as an intermediary between the two correspondents.

Transcription

Newton [Nether Newton in Cartmel, Lancashire?] ye [the] 15 10mth [10 month] 1679

Dear friend pp [Phineas Pemberton]

after the Cordeall [cordial] Salutacion [salutation] of my

in deared [endeared] Love to thee [you] and thy [your] deare [dear]

wife: these few lines are to rquest [request] of

thee [you] to give my nefue [nephew] John Clarke lib [page tear]

erty [liberty] to cum [come] over hider [hither] [here] to see his gran

mother [grandmother] & [and] us in the idle days caled [called] [page tear: Crisma…] [Christmas]

not for observasion [observation] of yt [that] time but my mo

ther [mother] is desiruos [desirous] to see him: if hee [he] bee [be] [page tear: a…] [able?]

to cum [come] for wee [we] heare [hear] hee [he] is very ill of

A could [cold], & [and] thinke [think] that will bee [be] the best & [and] [page tear: illegible]

to spare him in respect to thy [your] bisenis [business]

which ^gives^ us the greter [greater] bouldnes [boldness] to requst [request] it

of thee [you] hoping thee [you] will bee [be] plesed [pleased] to [page tear: an?]

swer [answer] it acording [according] to our ernist [earnest] desire I [page tear: de…] [desire?]

thee [you] allso [also] to give the Cordeall [cordial] Salutasion [salutation] [page tear]

my [strikethrough: of] fervant [fervent] love to my dare [dear] & [and] [page tear: fat…] [faithful?]

frends [friends] James [James Harrison] & [and] ann harison [Ann Harrison] who are [page tear]

my one, ^[ha…]^ [knite?] [knight/night?] to mee [me] in the love of god

with whom my hart [heart] is often comforted

& [and] my sperit [spirit] truly refreshed, & [and] my very

desire is for you to geder [together/to gather] as for [page tear: illegible]

soule [soul] yt [that] upon you ye [the] blisings [blessings] of [page tear: en…] [eternal?]

life may continualy [continually] bee [be] [page tear: multyp…] [multiplied]

your great refreshment [that?] [page tear]

may for ever [forever] (as hider too [as hitherto]) florish [flourish] [page tear]

& [and] bee [be] like so ye [the] gardin [garden] of the lord [page tear]

wth [with] ye [the] dew of heaven yt [that] your frute [fruit] [page tear: …ng] [page tear: abou…d?] [abound?]

to ye [the] prays [praise] honor & [and] glory of our [page tear: hevinly] [heavenly] [page tear: fat…] [father]

who over all is worthy god blesed [blessed] for ever [forever]

my mothers [mother’s] dear love is to thee [you] thy [your] wife [Phebe Pemberton] & [and] [page tear: JH?] [James Harrison?]

& [and] AH [Ann Harrison?] & [and] [J:C/J:G] my love [page tear] also to J:C & H:H [Henry Haydock?] & [and] [page tear: illegible]

[Note: The last line is corrupted by page tearing, except for these words, written under “also to J:C”.] famelys [families] as if

[Along the left margin]

my love to deare [dear] cosen [cousin] E:H [Elinor Haydock?] & [and] frends [friends] that way as yu [you]

art [are] free to menshon [mention] it so in true love to thee [you] & [and] thy [your]

dear wife I rest thy [your] tru [true] frend [friend] & [and] sister in ye [the] [page tear: everlas…] [everlasting]

truth Elinor Low [Elinor Lowe Haydock]

my cosens [cousins] hanah [Hannah Clarke] & [and] Ellinor Clarke [Elinor Clarke] [page tear: me…]

thear [their] dear love to thear [their] brother [page tear: Joh…] [John] [John Clarke]

[page 2]

This

ffor [For] the Hand of hir [her] dear

and welbeloved [well beloved] friend

phinias pemberton [Phineas Pemberton] at his

shop in boulton [Bolton] in

Lankishire [Lancashire] delivar [deliver]

- - - [series of dashes] this

Leave this with hugh

Crosby [Hugh Crosby] at his shop in

Warington [Warrington] to bee [be] sent

with Care and speed

[page 3]

[In a more modern hand.]

Ellinor Lowe. [Elinor Lowe Haydock]

to

Phinehas Pemberton [Phineas Pemberton]

10th mo [month] 15th 1679.

HSP DAMS ID

15873

Language

english

Type

article

Type

article

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