Pemberton Correspondence



Sender Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Phineas Pemberton

Receiver Place

Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; "living at the Falls of the Delaware"

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


Abigail Pemberton, Philadelphia, Phineas Pemberton, Falls Township, Bucks County, Thomas [Rogers], Thomas Rogers, Matthew Robinson, Israel Pemberton, Robert Hodgson, Robert [Hodgson], Quakers, Society of Friends, Social network


Letter dated December 20, 1697 (December 10, 1697 Old Style) from Abigail Pemberton to her father, Phineas Pemberton.








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The 10th 10/mo 97 [The 10th of 10th month 1697] [December 10, 1697]
Honered [Honored] father I have reseved [received] thy letther [your letter] which giveth [gives]
An [ink blot] account of some bags what bags I know not for Thomas Ro [Thomas Rogers]
hath not been [has not been] heear [hear] since thou [you] went up I reseved [received] one old bag
with 2 cheeses which thou [you] sent by mathew Robinson [Matthew Robinson] [I A/ J A?] [John Abraham?] [John Allred?] hath
sent [have sent] 5 coard [cords] of wood and [...ll] [illegible—ink blot with hole] paid him 40 shilings [shillings] the hay
came that night that Isreal [Israel Pemberton] fel il [fell ill] so I could not [rake/take?] that [core/cove?] as
I could at Another time and [ink blot] [hit] [it] was put into [mary yours stable?]
and shee [she] had let hit out [let it out/lent it out] to John Crap and hee [he] put his horses in
and they eat [ate] a great deale [deal] of it before I knew and had in tended [intended]
to let them eat hit [it] all but as Nathan [Stinberee?] [Nathan Stoneberry?] was so cind [kind] as to send mee [me]
word when he knew but hit [it] was that day we^e^ik [week] after S [Nubee?] [S Newby?] when
hee [he] bought [brought] word hee [he] promised to send a negro with [hit?] [it] for I tould [told]
him that I could not tel [tell] how for to send for hit [it] because my brother
was sick Robrt Ho [Robert Hodgson] hath sent [has sent] A [pil?] [pill?] and hit [it] must bee gevin [be given to] her
at night when shee goeth [she goes] to bed and shee [she] must bee kept [be kept] veri [very] warm
must not dring [drink] anything that is coul [cool/cold] and I have inclosed [enclosed] it in
the letter Robrt Owin [Robert Owen] is dead he died yester day [yesterday] in the morning
and his youngest [youngest] child is dead all so [also] no more at precent [present] but [...nd] [illegible—ink blot] [send?]
ourer [our] dutfull [dutiful] respects so I conclude thy dutifull dougher [your dutiful daughter]
Abigail Pemberton
pray remember my cind [kind] love to as m
many as shall ask after uss [us] James and Ben and [Bec/Bet/Ber?] [illegible—ink blot]
[Written on bottom right corner of page.]
if thou [you] could send turnops [turnips] or eni thing [anything]
els [else] it would bee excepttble [be acceptable] to bile [boil/bill?] with
[t…?] [illegible—ink missing] [the] salt meat [illegible—page tear]
[page 2]
ffor [For]
Phinihas Pemberton [Phineas Pemberton]
Thes [These] living at the
ffals of dalawar [Falls of the Delaware River] [Falls Township, Bucks County]
care [series of delivery abbreviations/notations]
[Written below in a more modern hand, aligned and oriented to the left margin]
Abigail Pemberton
10mo 10. 1697 [December 10, 1697]
Phineas Pemberton
Falls [Falls Township, Bucks County]

Receiver (Linked data)

Pemberton, Phineas, 1650-1702 [LC]

Phineas Pemberton (Q94253673) [Wikidata]

Sender Place (Linked data)

Philadelphia [GeoNames]

Philadelphia (Pa.) [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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