David Lloyd



Sender Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Phineas Pemberton

Receiver Place

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type


Country, State, Location 1

39.952583, -75.165222

Country, State, Location 2

40.345165, -75.126389


David Lloyd, Philadelphia, Phineas Pemberton, Bucks County, Thomas Hollyman, Benjamin Chambers, Captain William Markham, Quakers, Society of Friends, social network, money


Letter dated October 22, 1686 (October 12, 1686 Old Style) from David Lloyd to Phineas Pemberton. Lloyd informs Pemberton of occurrences in Philadelphia, and asks Pemberton to follow up on a money transaction for him.


Philadelphia 12[d] [12th] 8br [October] 1686

Mr Pemberton [Phineas Pemberton]

Whereas I intended to have waited on [page torn]

you to morrow [tomorrow] at yor [your] cort [court] But being prevented

by businesses which came to me unexpected

I am constrained to give you this Trouble

As to what matters may happen relating to

me as Att: Generl [Attorney General] I pray you would be pleased

to supply my abscence [absence] & [and] if any of the [strikethrough: offend]

offenders last cort [court] should come to pay or

serve their fines in order to be discharged

of their [page tear: Imprisonm…] [imprisonment] otherwise be pleased

to serve such fines & [and] my fees in such manner

& [and] method as in yor [your] prudence you think fitt [fit]

as for Gilbert Wheeler he Ought to have

considered me the Last tyme [time] [&c] [et cetera] which he

neglected, I referr [refer] my self [myself] wholly to

your self [yourself] allott [allot] me what seems reasonable

to you:

I have also sent Deeds to be given to yr [your]

widdow [widow] Pownall [Elinor Pownall?], If you chance to see her

I would desire you to give ^her^ them at the rate

as you take for recording such [strikethrough: illegible]

regarding the Quality of her pay, I [strikethrough: illegible]

would desire ready mony [money] (if to be had)

I have no news but we are very well & [and]

quiet here I have had most of the page belonging

to ye [the] [Conid?] Cort [court] & [and] patince [patience] seems very kind to

me, we breakfasted yesterday together

at Tho: Hollyman’s [Thomas Hollyman]: he takes his liberty

as to any Imprisonmt [imprisonment], he seems very free.

I have not had all the minuts [minutes] from Capt.

Marckham [Captain William Markham] relateing [relating] to Ben. Chambers [Benjamin Chambers] so that

I could not make any progess [progress] in drawing

up the Decree [&c] [et cetera] not Else but [page torn]

Love to yourself [page torn] rest of yor [your] & [and] mine I [torn page]

[page 2]

[Written by David Lloyd along the left margin.]

To his Loved freind [friend] Mr

Phineas Pemberton

in Bucks [Bucks County, Pennsylvania]

[Written in a more modern hand at the top of the page.]

David Lloyd


8 mo [month] 12 1686


Phineas Pemberton

Bucks [Bucks County, Pennsylvania]











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