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Though the kind remembrance I have of my Sister is imprinted upon my heart; as with a point of a diamond, and can never be erased while vital Spirits remain, yet I know not when I have written to her.—The cares and anxieties, the hopes, and the fears, that I should do too much, or not enough for my poor Betsy, I did not wish to trouble you with, or to tell you that my mind has been so agitated...
Whenever I have set myself down to write to my dear Sisters, I have found myself so drowned in Grief, as to prevent my proceeding any further, than to make the attempt—.To see my Child laid in the dust, was an affliction I had not prepared myself for; & I find the realities, the solemnities, the trial greater than I can bear, or support as I ought—I had too fondly hoped for her assistance now,...
I have this moment been conversing with Richard Dexter upon the subject of becoming one of in your Family—His Object is to get some property, that he might acquire more knowledge in our Academy, & then go into the country, purchase Land for a little Farm, & by honest industry be stiled a useful member of Society, & a faithful defender of its rights, & Liberties— He sustains a good Character, &...
After many expecting, anxious hours for my dear Nephew, I am made happy by seeing his safe arrival announced in the Newspaper—The fibres of my heart cannot remain untouched, while my Sisters must be filled with joy, & gratitude— I claim a share, & feel that I am a maternal Participant—I know that you long to clasp your Son in your fond arms—When he reaches Peace-field you will think the order...
My little Abby—has been sick with a slow intermitting fever, occasioned by a cold—which has thrown many round us into fevers—The Dr has just been here, & says that disorders opperate strangely, many whom he thought out of danger, are seized again—Some in their heads, lungs, and several have died with repeated voilent billious cholicks—but we have not lost any one in the Town as yet—It has been...
It is a long time since I have written to you—My mind has been so agitated that I was not fit to write—or in other words, when I sat for a moment, & attempted to write my paper became so blotted, that I was asshamed to send it—Now do not attempt to reason; for I should feel so conscious that it’s dictates ought to be obeyed, & so little able to comply, that this would prove another source of...
How often do we find that having much to say, the full heart cannot impart the half. This evil I find extends to epistolary writing, for having many incidents crouding upon each other, I thought I had not time to notice them as I ought, & so have communicated nothing. But as the occurrences of my own Family, are what can only be very interesting to you, I will tell you that our numerous little...
A Letter which I had a long time wished for, I at length received from my affectionate Sister. Every day I had been thinking I would write. But the round of duties that called for my unremitted exertions; left me too weary, or too inert to take up my Pen, for the company which our Boarders attract, demand polite & respectful attentions from me, by their own obliging behaviour— And I thought...
To hear of your health, & safe return to Quincy, was joyful tidings to one whose bosom glows with love, gratitude, & sisterly affection—But the account you give of Mrs Norton again sinks my Spirits, & I involuntaryly breathe out, in broken accents, O spare her, spare her, gracious heaven! protract her date, & give her to see the fruit of her labours; the good seed which she has sown, spring...
Miss Palmer has given me hopes of your coming, & Mrs Smith to our Exhibition, & says, you say, you will be so good as to carry me home with her—We have a Ball the next night after Exhibition & I suppose my Boarders will not leave me till Friday—We have a charming harmonious family, & are as still, as could be supposed where there are so many young ones—But if at this time you should see some...