Sender

Ann Harrison

Year

1688

Sender Place

n.p.

Receiver

Joseph Pike and Susannah Pike via Joseph Cookry

Receiver Place

Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1688-05-25

Document Type

Transcription

Country, State, Location 2

42.377875, -71.061996

Keywords

Ann Harrison, Susannah Pike, Joseph Pike, Charlestown Boston, Henry Cookry, Joseph Cookry, Lloyd Wold, Material culture, Quaker business, Finances, financial records, Quakers, Society of Friends, social network, clothing

Abstract

Copy of a letter dated May 25, 1688 (May 15, 1688 Old Style) from Ann Harrison to John and Susannah Pike. The letter details a bundle of clothing sent with the bearer.

Transcription

The 15th day of 3 mo [month] 88 [May 15, 1688]

Joseph & [and] Sussanah Pike [Joseph Pike] [Susannah Pike] yours [your letter] dated 22 march 87 [March 22, 1687] by Joseph

Cookry [Joseph Cookry] is Rcd [received] and here is sent his apparrell [apparel] as ffolloweth [Followeth] [follows]

by sd [said] Jo: Cookry [Joseph Cookry]

[The following items appear in three columns in the original manuscript, which cannot be reproduced here.]

1 serge Coate [coat] wast Coate [waistcoat] & [and] breeches al [all?] lined

1 paire [pair] of [new?] pumps

2 felts

1 paire [pair] thread stockings

1 Castor in A Case

1 [fancy P] [pair] old stockins [stockings]

15 shifts

1 stuft [stuffed] Coate [coat]

1 [fancy P] [pair] old sterups [stirrups]

18 hankeirchifs [handkerchiefs]

1 old Camlet Coate [coat]

1 [fancy P] [pair] good woostet [worsted] stockings

7 Capps [caps]

1 Cloth Coate [coat] linned [lined]

1 [fancy P] [pair] woolen drawers

4 neck Cloths

1 old wast Coate [waistcoat]

gloves 2 paire [pair] & [and] one […] one of lether [leather]

4 coloured hankercfs ^old^

1 old [fancy P] [pair] stuff [stuffed] drawers

4 blew [blue] Aprons

1 [fancy P] [pair] serge breeches

2 paire [pair] of [thread?] gloves

4 [fancy P] [pair] fustian drawers

1 paire [pair] of woolen [gloves]

[End columns.]

[strikethrough: illegible] [those/these] are al [all] his apparell [apparel] that there is and al [all] there was

only some few Course [coarse] Clothes & [and] his shooes [shoes/horseshoes?] were used in the

governers [Governor Thomas Lloyd’s] house wch [which] had they not been use they wold [would] have

beene [have been] spoyled [spoiled] ere [here] Jo: Cookry [Joseph Cookry] can give an acctt [account] how

matters stand as to his estate I wish you were here to

manage it your selves [yourselves] I have nothing but trouble wth [with]

it & am A widdow [widow] and have business enough of my

owne [own] have ^had^ drudgery & [and] slavery both wth [with] the cloths [clothes] to keep

them as they are & [and] other matters relateting [relating] to his con=

=cern [concern], and yet it scarce gives Content your bother [brother] Lloyd

on one hand and you on the other Call [hand?] for your

Legacys [legacies] [inheritances] Lloyd wold [would] have his and yours too & [and] says

your [you are] dead & [and] yet there is [are] no debts pd [paid] nor Rcd [received] but

for feare [fear] of these takeing [taking] more harme [harm] I send them

but shall send nothing Ells [else] untill [until] accts [accounts] be Cleare [clear] wth [with] the

governer [Governor Thomas Lloyd] and other persons [fancy P--'er' assumed] pd [paid] of to whom mony [money] is due

[divers?] [diverse] persons [fancy P--'er' assumed] [he/be] [Charges/Charged?] debter [debtor] to him in his book but

there is none will owne [own] any thing [anything] & [and] I Can make no

proof ^thereof^ therefore little like [likely] to be got of whats [what is] out I

greatly desire to be discharged of the burthen that lyes [lies] on

me about it who am your friend

Ann Harrison

[1 falf...?] [1 felt or other item from inventory?] I tooke [took] to my use

wch [which] if Jo: Cookry [Joseph Cookry] be not

pd [paid] for it I shall be accuntable [accountable]

[page 2]

ffor [For]

Joseph Pike att [at] ~~~

Charles Towne [Charlestown, Boston] in

New England

[DDD abbreviation/notation]

by Henry Cookry wth [with] A parcell [fancy P--'ar' assumed] [parcel]

of Cloths [Clothes]

[DDD abbreviation/notation]

[The following is written in a more modern hand, in the bottom right corner and oriented to the right margin.]

Copy

Ann Harrison

3mo 15 1688 [May 15, 1688]

to Jos and Sus. Pike. [Joseph Pike] [Susannah Pike]

Charlestowne [Charlestowne, Boston]

HSP DAMS ID

15994

Language

english

Type

article

Type

article

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