Pemberton Correspondence

Year

[1695]

Sender Place

Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Receiver

Phineas Pemberton

Receiver Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1695-05-04

Document Type

Correspondence

Country, State, Location 1

40.176667, -74.827778

Country, State, Location 2

39.952583, -75.165222

Keywords

Phebe Pemberton, Falls Township, Bucks County, Phineas Pemberton, Philadelphia, Burlington, Joseph Mather, Elinor Haydock, Robert Haydock, Roger Haydock, M Bourne, [Samuel] Bourne, S Bourne , Quakers, Society of Friends, social network

Abstract

Letter dated May 4, 1695 (April 24, 1695 Old Style) from Phebe Pemberton to her husband, Phineas Pemberton.

HSP DAMS ID

16005

Language

english

Type

article

Collection

PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence

Transcription

falls [Falls] the 24 [24th] day of the 2 [2nd] mo [month]
my Dear
I much desire to see thee [you] mee [me] thinkes [thinks] [I think] I am as a widdow [widow] be
fore [before] my time the thoughts of us being parted thus
is not plesant [pleasant] not knowing how soon the Lord myy may
parte [part] us; I desire thee [you] donot [do not] so intangle [entangle] thy [your] self [yourself] [strikethrough: illegible] for
no gane [gain] for I Had rather have thy [your] company then [than] a
grate [great] d^e^ale [deal] of outward Riches thou [you] art[ are] nou [now] more in bondag^e^ [bondage]
to busness [business] then [than] ever & [and] I have more then [than] ordenery [ordinary] Care
if I be not all way [always] att [at] home somthing [something] happens amis [amiss]
Last 5 day I went over with frends [friends] to the meeting thin^[k?]^
=king [thinking] to have them over agane [again] with mee [me] on 6 day but [seven/severe]
of Burlington ware [were] not willing soe [so] I staied [stayed] with them
untill [until] furst [first] day was over & [and] had Hopes to sene [seen] [see] thee [you],
but seath [Seth] Hill tould [told] mee [me] that he saw thee [you] & [and] that thou [you]
was well but very Busey [busy] I desire thee [you] make hast [haste] home
for wee [we] all want to see thee [you] & [and] friends aske [ask] often for thee [you]
& [and] strang [strange] att [at] thy [your] long stay, wee [we] are all prity [pretty] well & [and] so is myne [mine]
who Rests in hopes shortly to see thee [you]/ J: [Joseph/John] Mather the bearer
here of [hereof/here] hath [has] a runlet [rundlet] [small barrel] of myne [mine] I would have thee [you] fill it
with malasses [molasses], Last 7 day Vilat [Violet] was Drouned [drowned] in a swamp
all things elce [else] are well I want a pare [pair] of somer [summer] shooues [shoes]
ben hath [has] ploued [plowed] som [some] but
wether [weather] is un serten [uncertain] but
when fare [fair] is dilegent [diligent] no more but Remane [remain] thy [your]
Endered [endeared] loving wife p: [Phebe] pemberton
thou [you] might do well to Rite [write]
a fue [few] Lines to R [Roger/Robert] & [and] E: [Elinor] Haddock [Haydock]
upon m: & s: Bouens [Mary Bowne and Samuel Bowne’s] account
if thou [you] doth [do] Remember my very
dear Love to them & [and] to there [their] brothers
and sisters & [and] frends [friends] in England
my Love to frends [friends] in philadelfe [Philadelphia]
Rest thyne [yours] p:p: [Phebe Pemberton]
[along the side]
bring mee [me] 2^[...]^ of good [page torn]


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