Pemberton Correspondence

Year

1702

Sender Place

n.p.

Receiver

Israel Pemberton

Receiver Place

n.p.

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1702-05-10

Document Type

Correspondence

Keywords

Abigail Pemberton, Israel Pemberton, James Haworth, James Howard, Mary Williams, Quakers, Society of Friends, social network

Abstract

Letter dated May 10, 1702 (April 29, 1702 Old Style) from Abigail Pemberton to her brother, Israel Pemberton. It concerns a recent bout of dysentery and Abigail's recent poor health. She also reports the death of James Howard.

HSP DAMS ID

16082

Language

english

Type

article

Collection

PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence

Transcription

[illegible: wax seal] 29 [page tear] ye [the] 2 mo [month] / 1702
Dear Brother
I have receved [received] thine [yours] which gives me cauese [cause] to bless the Lord
in that ^hee^ [he] hath [has] been pleased to favour [favor] the [thee] [you] with the deliverance
from that melignant [malignant] distemper and in some [mescre/mescye?] [mercy?] given thee [you]
thy [your] helth [health] again wee [we] are all prity [pretty] well onely [only] I have been [illegible: strikethrough]
troubled very much with the toothach [toothache] wh and pore [poor] prisla [Priscilla?] hath [has]
got a sore cough and there is no doubt but thou [you] has hard [heared] tha [that] [page torn]
James Heworth [James Hayworth?] is dead. very sudenly [suddenly] he was indifera [indifferent?] [page torn]
well on 5 day and [in a] [ink blot] day was dead
dear Brother I must conclude with all our Loves to thee [you]
the rest of your family I conclude thy [your] afectionat [affectionate] sister
Abigail Pemberton
I must desire the [thee] [you] to inquire
when a new ingland [New England] vesil [vessel] comes
in for holland [cortis?] [master?] [and?]
to get mee [me] about [20?] [page tear] pound of [flax?]
for I under [page tear] that he [he] br [page tear]
about 2000 [...] [ht?] and thou [you] [page tear]
get it for a bout [about] 8 pence a pou [pound] [page tear]
and desire mary williams to chuse [choose]
it for me mee [me] I must desire thy [your] master
pay for it be sure do not fail mee [me] and
go to [wili...ins] for my shews [shoes?] for
I want them
Abigail Pemberton
2 mo [month] 29. 1702 ?
from my Sister


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