Pemberton Correspondence



Sender Place



Samuel Jennings and Ann Jennings

Receiver Place


Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type



Phineas Pemberton, Samuel Jennings, Ann Jennings, [Israel Pemberton], Quakers, Society of Friends, Social network


Letter dated December 3, 1696 (November 23, 1696 Old Style) from Phineas Pemberton to Samuel and Ann Jennings in regards to his son.








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The 23 day of the 9/mo [9th month] 1696
Deare [Dear] friends]
Samuel [Samuel Jennings] and Ann Jennigs [Ann Jennings] I and my wife [Phebe Pemberton] were
no sooner acquainted with you but we sencibly [sensibly] knew that
you sincerely loved us & [and] I wold [would] be great ingratetute [ingratitude] in
me if I shold [should] not make an acknowledgment thereof that
hath [has] been so eminently shown of late in takeing [taking] so
parental a Care as you have now done of my ^young tender^ babe [strikethrough: whose]
[strikethrough: illegible] ^whose^ mother the lord has been pleased to remove from it
and therefore that if the Child shold [should] grow to years of [space filler: -]
understanding that it may not be unmindfull [unmindful] who hath [has]
nurtured it & [and] taken so great a Care for it & [and] that a suitable
and due respect may be given from it & [and] my family to you
and yours for so great love and kindnes [kindness] shown I have
thought good to take a method in the nameing [naming] of it some
thing [something] suitable to what is used amongst the Britans [Britons] and
Germans and some times [sometimes] amongt [amongst] the english [English] and do call it
Phineas Jennigs Pemberton [Phineas Jennings Pemberton]
not by adding your name ^thereby^ to [strikethrough: impose as] expect either your
Care Charge or trouble over or for it Longer then [than] you are
freely willing [strikethrough: illegible] or find it Conveniant [convenient] so to do or by
allowing it my own name thereby expecting ^to^ save to myself
any power to take it from you whilst you are willing so to
keep it because I am fully satisfyed [satisfied] of your parental
Care and love towards it & [and] of your Capacity beyond mine
at this time for its nurture & [and] education and that it may
be rightly understood the reason of my so calling it I
thought good to give the same in writing who am under
a deep [sencenc?] [sense?/sentence?] of your sincere love towards me greatly [space filler: ~]
obliged to love you agane [again] and am your real friend
PP [Phineas Pemberton]
[page 2]
[Written by Phineas Pemberton in the middle of the page.]
my letter to Sa Jenings [Samuel Jennings]
aboutt [about] my boy [Phineas Jennings Pemberton]
[In a more modern hand in bottom left.]
Phineas Pemberton
9mo [9th month] 23 1696
Samuel [Samuel Jennings] and Ann Jenings [Ann Jennings]

Creator (Linked Data)

Pemberton, Phineas, 1650-1702 [LC]

Phineas Pemberton (Q94253673) [Wikidata]

Receiver (Linked data)

Samuel Jennings (Q7411847) [Wikidata]

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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