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    • Cranch, Richard
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Welcome thou best of women thou best of sisters, thou kindest of Friends, the soother of ever y human woe to the city of Washington. Welcome to the best Men Welcome to a who love, honor & respects: you take their Sweet offspring to your benevolent Bosom & say to them Thus would your grandmama do if she could hold you in her arms.—I tremble I can scarcely hold my pen other s must tell you how I...
I inclose a letter to my Mother under Cover to you, because in this it contains some things which perhaps might give pain to my father in his present weak state of health. You will be so kind therefore as to give it to my Mother in such a manner that she may have it in her power to communicate only such parts as she may think proper. I am rejoiced to hear of your recovery from the dangerous...
Agreeably to your request I have been recollecting some particulars respecting the antient and honourable family of Quincy (from which you are descended) that I have met with in reading or that my long acquaintance with the family have brought to my knowledge. It appears from antient historians, particularly from Mathew Paris, who flourished in the thirteenth century, that Robert De Quincy...
I have the great Happiness of informing you that Mrs. Cranch remains better. Her Boyls, with which she was much troubled, are broke and have discharg’d matter that I hope will be salutary. She received your most kind and affectionate Letter from New Haven of the 2d Instt: We are glad to hear you got so far safe, and hope our great Preserver will be with you still, and keep you from every...
I have the happiness of informing you that your Sister Cranch, is much better than when you went away. Your Mantle has fallen on Mrs. Black, who with a Sister’s tenderness has attended to the preparing of the Wine Whey, and doing every thing for her that the warmest Friendship can dictate. The rest of our Family are growing better but slowly. A young Man at Mr: Newcomb’s and the worthy Miss...