Sender

Mary Bowne

Year

[1693]

Sender Place

n.p.

Receiver

Phebe Pemberton

Receiver Place

n.p.

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1693

Document Type

Transcription

Keywords

Mary Bowne, Mary Becket, Phebe Pemberton, Quakers, Society of Friends, social network, pregnancy, health

Abstract

Letter likely dated 1693 from Mary Bowne to Phebe Pemberton.

Transcription

Dearely [Dearly]

beloved freind [friend] phebey pemberton [Phebe Pemberton] these few lines are to

Informe [inform] thee [you] a litt le [little] how it has been with mee [me] sins [since] I saw

thee [you] for I know thy [your] desires are to here [hear] of my well fere [wellfare]

It has been much [otheroies?] [otherwise] with mee [me] then [than] it was before when

I met with so much excercise [exercise] of body which I gave thee [you] som [some]

account of so that I have hope I shall, ^not^ bee [be] as I was before [page tear]

It is now fife [five] weeks wanting one day or too [two] which gives

sins [since] I perseved [perceived] my self [myself] to bee [be] quickned [quickened] [pregnant] which gives mee [me] som [some

In cordyement [encouragement] and hops [hopes] that I shall not be as before

deare [dear] phebey [Phebe Pemberton] I greatly want thy [your] company and assistanc [assistance] [page tear]

my [me] thinks [methinks] [I think] I see my Los [loss] more then [than] Ever [daly?] [daily] more and more

and thy [your] motherly advise [advice] would be a great comfart [comfort] to mee [me]

pse [please] Let mee [me] here [hear] from you as often as you can conveinantly [conveniently]

for it will bee a great comfart [comfort] to mee [me] to here [hear] often from

you but more to see you, deare [dear] freinds [friends] I have writ [written] 2 leters [letters]

before these and mist [missed] the opertunaty [opportunity] my deare [dear] Husban [Husband]

writs [writes] to you now and gives you a more ful [full] account how things

are upon his account, my deare [dear] Love to you both, feare well [farewell]

youre [your] Dutyful [dutiful] Child Mary Bowne

Mary Bowne

6 mo [month] 1693 ?

ffor [For]

Phebey Pemberton [Phebe Pemberton]

These andc [&c] [etc.]

HSP DAMS ID

16167

Language

english

Type

article

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