Pemberton Correspondence



Sender Place

Lancaster Castle; Lancaster, Lancashire, England


Ralph Pemberton

Receiver Place

Aspull, Lancashire, England

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type


Country, State, Location 1

54.04981, -2.80562

Country, State, Location 2

53.565216, -2.585102


Phineas Pemberton, Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Ralph Pemberton, Aspull, Margaret Fox, Margaret Fell, Francis Dunn, Quakers, Society of Friends, Imprisonment, Persecution, Prisons, Jail


Letter dated June 12, 1670 (June 2, 1670 Old Style) from Phineas Pemberton—then imprisoned in Lancaster Castle—to his father, Ralph Pemberton.








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Lo: [Loving] father [Ralph Pemberton]
my Duty to thee [you] remembered this is to acquaint thee [you] yt [that] I [page tear: ha…] [have]
recd [received] [page tear: th…] [thy] [your] letter yester day [yesterday] but as for my liberty there is
nothing done at present ye [the] Jaylor [jailor] would not Condisend [condescend] yt [that]
I should go hom [home] but he said yt [that] if my master could
gett [get] ^an^ order from under the shirriffs [sheriff’s] hand he would lett [let]
us all go home so yt [that] my master is gone to warr=
=ington [Warrington] ^he intends to let these the next 7 day^ to see if he can do any thing [anything] with the [page tear: sherif] [sheriff]
and he says he will send mee [me] a [page tear: le…er] [letter] by post form [from]
warrington what he hath [has] done in the thing so I would
not have thee [you] to Come before thou [you] heere [hear] either
from mee [me] or my master; [strikethrough: illegible] my master was very
Loving ^& [and]^ [and] Respective to=wards [towards] mee [me]; he brought mee [me]
some versses [verses] from ye [the] maior [mayor/major] wch [which] I have lett [let] several
freinds [friends] see it ^& [and] they are to have Coppyes [copies] of them^ m: fox: [Margaret Fox] ff: Dunn [Francis Dunn] & [and] several other
eminent freinds [friends] & [and] they aprove [approve] of them very well
& [and] theire [their] desire is yt [that] he will be ffaith=ful [Faithful] to what
he knows [strikethrough: illegible] ^my^ [page tear: Deare] [dear] love to him [strikethrough: illegible]
& [and] [page tear: illegible] my Ant [aunt] I have recd [received] her token and to all my
freinds [friends] in general as if I named so I Rest thy [your] Duty
=full [dutiful] son
p:pemberton [Phineas Pemberton
4 month
2 day
when thou [you] comes [come] to Lanc [Lancashire] inquire
to Judith: yeats [Judith Yeats] & [and] there sett [set] thy [your]
horse for it is & [an] Inn where
freinds [friends] useth [use] to Loge [lodge]
this I write lest I should
have forgotten in the next
[page 2]
[In a more modern hand, along the left margin.]
[under tape] Phineas Pemberton
4 mo [month] 2. 1670.
Lancaster Castle.
Ralph Pemberton

Creator (Linked Data)

Pemberton, Phineas, 1650-1702 [LC]

Phineas Pemberton (Q94253673) [Wikidata]

Receiver (Linked data)

Pemberton, Ralph, 1610-1697 [LC]

Ralph Pemberton (Q102033482) [Wikidata]

Sender Place (Linked data)

Lancaster [GeoNames]

Lancaster (England) [LC]

Receiver Place (Linked data)

County of Lancashire [GeoNames]

Lancashire (England) [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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