Sender Place

New Castle, Pennsylvania


Alice Hodgson Pemberton

Receiver Place

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type


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Country, State, Location 2

40.345165, -75.126389


Phineas Pemberton, New Castle Pennsylvania, Alice Hodgson Pemberton, Bucks County, Quakers, Society of Friends, social network


Letter dated November 20, 1700 (November 9, 1700 Old Style) from Phineas Pemberton to his wife, Alice Pemberton.


The 9th day of the 9th mo: [month] 1700

my deare [dear]

yester day [yesterday] I write to thee [you] I had not heard from

thee [you] since I came down I sent it by Jos: Kirkbride [Joseph Kirkbride]

but this day I recevied [received] one dated the 3 [3rd] Instant

of wch [which] I was very glad, And that thee [you] & [and] the rest

of mine were well & [and] all things ells [else]; this comes

by wm Biles [William Biles]; who has got his liberty but the Govrnr [Governor]

will not give me liberty to come home untill [until]

we have finished I belevie [believe], it will be the later

end of the next week afore [before] we have done at

the soonest, the [hide?] now serves, wm [William Biles] is Just [a?]

going & [and] therefore have not time to write what is

in my mind but wold [would] have thee [you] get a load of goods

home & [and] the bullock [cattle/steer] as soone [soon] as thou [you] thinks fit

let not geo: [George] Load too hard but whether its [it’s] better

to kill him at home or River side [riverside] I leave that

to thee [you] but if you bring him home a livie [alive] do

not beate [beat] him in the driveing [driving] nor heate [heat]

him lest it hurt the meate [meat] & [and] if he be kild [killed] at

home be sure to know who shall kill to be

ready to do it next morning for if he get [gets] out

of hand he will run back againe [again] therefore

he must be kept in the old house all night or

in the [kitpin?] [kitchen?] or as thou [you] thinks best I leave all

to thee [you] my deare [dear] and think the time tedious

now that I am so Long absent I am thyn [thine] [yours]

P Pemberton [Phineas Pemberton]

Phineas Pemberton

New castle [New Castle, Pennsylvania]

9 mo [month] 9. 1700


Alice Pemberton

Bucks. [Bucks County Pennsylvania]

ffor [For]

Phineas Pemberton

P [per] wm Biles [William Biles]










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