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There is in Boston, a Lemmon-tree of a peculiar kind, called the Sweet Lemmon, Sent to your Grandfather, by a gentleman from Malaga—and I expect it will be in the custody of our friend Mr J H Foster, by Tomorrow. Your Grandfather is desirous of presenting this plant to the Botanical garden, in Cambridge, and wishes you to call on Mr: Peck the Professor, with his compliments, tendering the Tree...
Your favour of the 19th: instant I duly received with Mr: Whitelaw’s letter I have opened a correspondence with Mr Baxter an Ally of Brownington to whom Mr Whitelaw referred me, relative to the future disposal of my own and the lands under my care in Salem, and as you may wish to know the whole truth, however discouraging in relation to the property in which you have some interest, I send you...
As I am now favoured with a little leisure, I have been looking over my Agency Accounts for the last twelve years, in connection with our family interest in certain Lands, situate in the Town of Salem in the State of Vermont. I am desirous of exonerating myself from the charge of future Agency so far as it is susceptible of being transferred to those who are immediately interested, and I now...
I have reflected with mingled emotions of filial tenderness and respect upon the proposal you made me, yesterday, to take up my abode with you and to make one family of your’s and mine. As a proposal of such a nature, would not be proper on my part, it is my duty to consider it and to answer it, as made by you. And I prefer the freedom of epistolary communication on this occasion to oral,...
Mr and Mrs Adams, Miss Cartwright, with Miss Adams & Brother accept with pleasure the polite invitation of Mrs Boylston, for tuesday evening. MHi : Boylston Family Papers.
Almost a twelvemonth Since I transmitted to the department of war, Section of bounty Lands, a claim of Charles Newcomb of Quincy, as legal representative of one Peter Ellino, a Frenchman who served during the revolutionary war, in a Company of which John Lillie was Capt: in Col John Crane’s Regiment, and received an honourable discharge under Genl Washington’s hand. The documents which I have...
I have received a few more returns from the war Department, of Certificates for pension. Among others, one for old Mr Amos Thayer and one for Mr Solomon Thayer; I saw Dr Wild—one of your Selectmen on Tuesday and informed him as to Mr: Amos Thayer. He promised to call and take the Certificate, and when he does, I wish to know what compensation I shall demand for your services, in taking his...
Yesterday, in the afternoon, was committed to the Tomb, the earthly remains of our dearly beloved and venerable Mother. She died about One oClock, PM, of Wednesday the 28th: ult: after an illness of three weeks and three days; but we did not think her case dangerous until the last week. but Her decline from this day week was very rapid, and she sunk into the arms of the great destroyer without...
I am informed that my Nephew G W. Adams is to take his examination on Friday next, and as Bondsmen are required by the College Government, I should be glad if you will join with me in the Obligation, as I know of no one whom I can ask with equal freedom. As it will be necessary to go to Cambridge to sign the Bond, I can call for you on Saturday next and give you a Seat with me, Should your...
Excuse the liberty I take to trouble you with an enclosure for my young Friend Miss Rutter. Present me kindly to Mrs. Meredith & your family, and believe me as ever / Your friend & Servt PHi : Samuel Washington Woodhouse Collection.