Year

1702

Sender Place

n.p.

Receiver

Israel Pemberton

Receiver Place

n.p.

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1702-05-10

Document Type

Transcription

Keywords

Abigail Pemberton, Israel Pemberton, James Haworth, James Howard, Mary Williams, Quakers, Society of Friends, social network

Abstract

Letter dated May 10, 1702 (April 29, 1702 Old Style) from Abigail Pemberton to her brother, Israel Pemberton. It concerns a recent bout of dysentery and Abigail's recent poor health. She also reports the death of James Howard.

Transcription

[illegible: wax seal] 29 [page tear] ye [the] 2 mo [month] / 1702

Dear Brother

I have receved [received] thine [yours] which gives me cauese [cause] to bless the Lord

in that ^hee^ [he] hath [has] been pleased to favour [favor] the [thee] [you] with the deliverance

from that melignant [malignant] distemper and in some mesure [measure] given thee [you]

thy [your] helth [health] again wee [we] are all prity [pretty] well onely [only] I have been [illegible: strikethrough]

troubled very much with the toothach [toothache] wh and pore [poor] prisla [Priscilla Pemberton] hath [has]

got a sore cough and there is no doubt but thou [you] has hard [heared] tha [that] [page torn]

James Heworth [James Hayworth] is dead. very sudenly [suddenly] he was indifera [indifferent?] [page torn]

well on 5 day and [in a] [ink blot] day was dead

dear Brother I must conclude with all our Loves to thee [you]

the rest of your family I conclude thy [your] afectionat [affectionate] sister

Abigail Pemberton

I must desire the [thee] [you] to inquire

when a new ingland [New England] vesil [vessel] comes

in for holland [Holland] [cortis?] [master?] [and?]

to get mee [me] about [20?] [page tear] pound of [flax?]

for I under [page tear] that he [he] br [page tear]

about 2000 [...] [ht?] and thou [you] [page tear]

get it for a bout [about] 8 pence a pou [pound] [page tear]

and desire mary williams [Mary Williams] to chuse [choose]

it for me mee [me] I must desire thy [your] master

pay for it be sure do not fail mee [me] and

go to [wili...ins] for my shews [shoes?] for

I want them

Abigail Pemberton

2 mo [month] 29. 1702 ?

from my Sister

HSP DAMS ID

16082

Language

english

Type

article

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