Ann Harrison



Sender Place



Joseph Pike and Susannah Pike via Joseph Cookry

Receiver Place

Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type


Country, State, Location 2

42.377875, -71.061996


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


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.


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.]
Ann Harrison
3mo 15 1688 [May 15, 1688]
to Jos and Sus. Pike. [Joseph Pike] [Susannah Pike]
Charlestowne [Charlestowne, Boston]










PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence Transcriptions

Receiver Place (Linked data)

Charlestown [GeoNames]

Charlestown (Boston, Mass.) [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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