Pemberton Correspondence



Sender Place

Burlington, New Jersey


Phebe Pemberton

Receiver Place

Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type


Country, State, Location 1

39.952583, -75.165222

Country, State, Location 2

40.176667, -74.827778


Phineas Pemberton, Burlington, Phebe Pemberton, Falls Township, Bucks County, Burlington New Jersey, William Biles, Samuel Jennings, Robert Barrow, R Wardle, Newtown, Darby, Samuel Carpenter, James Biles, Quakers, Society of Friends, Social network, , [Neshaminah], [Grosteef], Burlington, Newtown, Darby, Mary II Queen of England, Louis XIV King of France, Duke of Luxembourg, François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville Duke of Piney-Luxembourg, Samuel Carpenter {Maryland}, Maryland, George Biles, George Browne, South Hill, Jane Biles


Letter dated April 4, 1695 (March 25, 1695 Old Style) from Phineas Pemberton to his wife, Phebe Pemberton.








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The 25th 1/mo [first month] [March] 95 [1695]
My Deare [dear]
I write from Burlington [Burlington, New Jersey] at my going downe [down] & [and] acquainted thee [you] of
what I heard by a letter to wm Biles [William Biles] the freinds [friends] are here & [and] Saml Jenings [Samuel Jennings]
the freinds [friends] viz: [that is to say] R: Barrow [Richard Barrow] & [and] R: Wardle [R. Wardle] Intend to be at poquesin [Poquessing, Pennsylvania] the 12th of
the next month att [at] neshaminah [Neshaminy, Pennsylvania] the 14th att [at] the falls [the Falls of the Delaware River] the 16th at Crosweeks [Crosswicks, New Jersey]
the 18th att [at] Burlington [Burlington, New Jersey] the 21 day this day they go to newtown [Newtown, Pennsylvania] to
the Meeting to be there tomorrow the next day to Darby [Darby, Pennsylvania] untill [until]
those meetings be over I think to accompany them yester day [yesterday] we
had a very full & [and] larg [large] meeting truly over all the Conterary [contrary] passeth [passed]
away like a Cloud this day we have an acctt [account] taken to be from
good Ground that the Q: of E [Queen of England] [Mary II] is dead the k of france [King of France] [Louis XIV] & [and] the
Duk of Luxenburg [Duke of Luxembourg] [Francois-Henri de Montmorency] the k of ff: [King of France]: general I have here enclosed
sent thee [you] that wch [which] is rare a Church of England [strikethrough: man] ^preist^ [priest] vindicateing [vindicating]
freinds [friends] & [and] truth agt: [against] there [their] oppossors [opposers/oppressors] thou [you] may let freinds [friends] viz: [that is to say] WB [William Biles]
uncle & [and] such as thinks [you think] fitt [fit] see [strikethough: illegible] the enclosed
Saml Carpenter [Samuel Carpenter] not as yet return’d [returned] out of mary land [Maryland] nor expected
untill [until] latter end of this week therefore untill [until] his return thou ne[page tear: need]
not expect either my return home or any further account from
me but in a weeks [week's] time hope to be with thee [you] or that thou [you] may heare [hear] from me
as to the plantation afaires [affairs] I wold [would] have thee [you] send for what oates [oats] G
Biles [George Biles] or G: Brown [George Brown] I will spare me but first let get them home & [and]
then they will be secure, but let the fence of the barley ground
be moved to the out side [outside] & [and] set up; the barley sewed after the Ground
is dry, but its [it’s] not to purpose to sow whilest [whilst] the Ground is so wet as
it is let thrashing of all sorts of graine [grain] be put forward & [and] the
repaire [repair] of fences & [and] plowing expidited [expedited] when the land is fit for it
if I Conclude to stay I shall then send up seath [Seth] Hill for what I want
next week & [and] may let the boxes stay untill [until] then except old fleet
wood call for them, & [and] then if the wether [weather] be good & [and] the goods not
likly [likely] to take damage thou [you] mayst [may] send them
I am well & [and] shall be glad to heare [hear] thou [you] & [and] ours are the same
tell Jane Biles I have sent the pot of oyntmt [ointment] it cost 6dh [shillings] wch [which]
is what shee [she] gave me
my endeared to love is to thee [you] my deare [dear], ours & [and] our freinds [friends]
who am thine [yours] in that wch [which] changes not
P Pemberton [Phineas Pemberton]
[page 2]
ffor [For]
Phinehas Pemberton [Phineas Pemberton]
neare [near] the ffals [Falls]
with a pott [A. Potts]
Phineas Pemberton
1 mo [month] 25. 1695.
Phebe Pemberton

Creator (Linked Data)

Pemberton, Phineas, 1650-1702 [LC]

Phineas Pemberton (Q94253673) [Wikidata]

Receiver (Linked data)

Phoebe (Phebe) Pemberton (Q102035716) [Wikidata]

Sender Place (Linked data)

Burlington [GeoNames]

Burlington (N.J.) [LC]

Receiver Place (Linked data)

Township of Falls [GeoNames]

Falls (Bucks County, Pa. : Township) [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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