Foxcroft to Madam Phillips, November 1763

Box 1 Folder 37
Phillips Family Papers
Phillips Academy Archives & Special Collections


Dear Madam Nov. 1763
I received a Letter from Betty the 23 instent where in she informs me that Capt Phillips ask’d her whether she had no mony at home, and told her if i pleased it has better be laid out in a Cloke and that you would be so good as to assist her in making it. I have sent her cloke which I suppose is come to her hands before now, if you think that will do with the alteration of a larger Head and trimming I should be glad, as to a winter gown I leave it to you as the chief of her mony is the product of Capt. Phillips, his Bounty, I am senseable there is great oddes between living in town and country and that she is expos’d much more to company, and therefore submit it to your wisdom and prudence.
So according to her desire I have sent all her mony and doubt not of your goodness in laying it out most for her advantage I seem well satisfied with her being under your Care and Example, I am quite obblidged to you both for your kindness to her, I hope she will be agreeable Company for you I desier you would put her upon anything and everything that you would your own. She is capable and I hope willing,

Wishing you the best of
Blessings I conclude with my
Kindest Regards to yourSelf
And Spouse your
Affectinate Freind and
Humble Servant
[Meh] Foxcroft

To Mrs. Phillips

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