Samuel Phillips 5th to mother Elizabeth Phillips, April 5th, 1765

Transcription of letter below.

Samuel Phillips 5th to mother Elizabeth Phillips, April 5th, 1765. Page 1.

Samuel Phillips 5th to mother Elizabeth Phillips, April 5th, 1765. Page 2.

Byfield, April 5th 1765

Dear Mam,
I embrace this opportunity by Osgood to inform you that I am well, hoping that these Lines will find you so, I have nothing in particular to inform you about, [only that I with great pleasure] ye school is in a very florishing state, and I with great Pleasure inform you, that Mr Moody has placed Osgood in a class [me] with me, to learn with me. Mr Moody. Cap Hale, Ms Hale and Joseph and [the still] (in short) all still remain very kind. I should be very glad, if you would send by Samuel Osgood some quils, some writing paper and some Silk ferret to ty my Hair with, & some Money. when I was Home last, you were determined that when I come home, I should wear my home my black Cloaths & bring Home my tother, [bt] but if a Boy comes for me, I dont know how I can bring them behind me. I should be glad if you would
Please to turn over
send by the boy, how I shall bring them, & what other things I should bring. You informed me that my Grandmother was very [loe loe] loe, [when] which I am very Sorry to hear, [but] tho no more than we have expected this same great while. when I first came to Byfield, My Father forbade my pricking any tunes in my Singing Book, I should be exceding glad if you would know whether I may not get some [tun] Tunes pricked in it, & send word by Osgood. I should be glad if you would desire cousin [Par] Hannah to make some pomatum , & send by Osgood, I should be glad if [you] she would not ran it, as she did that, she sent by cousin Parker. [w] I should be very glad if you would write as often as you Can.
In haste
From your Dutiful Son
Samuel Phillips 3

 

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