Pemberton Correspondence

Year

1700

Sender Place

New Castle, Pennsylvania

Receiver

Alice Hodgson Pemberton

Receiver Place

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1700-11-20

Document Type

Correspondence

Country, State, Location 1

41.003601, -80.344421

Country, State, Location 2

40.345165, -75.126389

Keywords

Phineas Pemberton, New Castle Pennsylvania, Alice Hodgson Pemberton, Bucks County, Quakers, Society of Friends, social network

Abstract

Letter dated November 20, 1700 (November 9, 1700 Old Style) from Phineas Pemberton to his wife, Alice Pemberton.

HSP DAMS ID

16069

Language

english

Type

article

Collection

PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence

Transcription

The 9th day of the 9th mo: [month] 1700
my deare [dear]
yester day [yesterday] I write to thee [you] I had not heard from
thee [you] since I came down I sent it by Jos: [Joseph] Kirkbride
but this day I recevied [received] one dated the 3 [3rd] Instant
of wch [which] I was very glad, And that thee [you] & [and] the rest
of mine were well & [and] all things ells [else]; this comes
by wm [William] Biles; who has got his liberty but the Govrnr [Governor]
will not give me liberty to come home untill [until]
we have finished I belevie [believe], it will be the later
end of the next week afore [before] we have done at
the soonest, the [hide?] now serves, wm [William] is Just [a?]
going & [and] therefore have not time to write what is
in my mind but wold [would] have thee [you] get a load of goods
home & [and] the bullock [cattle/steer] as soone [soon] as thou [you] thinks fit
let not geo: [George] Load too hard but whether its [it’s] better
to kill him at home or River side [riverside] I leave that
to thee [you] but if you bring him home a livie [alive] do
not beate [beat] him in the driveing [driving] nor heate [heat]
him lest it hurt the meate [meat] & [and] if he be kild [killed] at
home be sure to know who shall kill to be
ready to do it next morning for if he get [gets] out
of hand he will run back againe [again] therefore
he must be kept in the old house all night or
in the [kitpin?] [kitchen?] or as thou [you] thinks best I leave all
to thee [you] my deare [dear] and think the time tedious
now that I am so Long absent I am thyn [thine] [yours]
P [Phineas] Pemberton
Phineas Pemberton
New castle
9 mo [month] 9. 1700
to
Alice Pemberton
Bucks.
ffor [For]
Phineas Pemberton
P [per] wm [William] Biles
[H...]


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