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Box 1


Contains 13 Results:

Letter. Abigail Williams, Waltham, Massachusetts, to Sarah Williams, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1760 November 10

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-1
Scope and Contents

A personal letter to Sarah Williams from her mother, Abigail Leonard Williams. At the time Sarah Williams was visiting in Deerfield, where her paternal grandfather, Rev. John Williams, was minister at the turn of the eighteenth century. John Williams, his wife, and seven of his children, including Sarah's father Warham Williams, were among those made captive in the famous Deerfield raid of 1703/4. The letter includes a brief postscript in an unidentified masculine hand.

Dates: 1760 November 10

Letter. Hannah Dickinson, Dearfield [Deerfield], Massachusetts, to Sarah Williams, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1761 August 19

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-2
Scope and Contents

A personal letter to Williams from a friend in Deerfield. Dickinson acknowledges receipt of a letter and conveys family news, including the death of her father.

Dates: 1761 August 19

Letter. Lydia Williams, Dearfield [Deerfield], Massachusetts, to "Sally Williams" [Sarah Williams], Waltham, Massachusetts, 1762 January 15

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-3
Scope and Contents

A personal letter from Deerfield: ". . . Sally I hear you are like to break the promise you made me of liveing an old maid . . . ."

Dates: 1762 January 15

Letter. Joseph Parsons [Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, to "Honored Sir" [Joseph Parsons], n. p., 1762 April 9

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-4
Scope and Contents

The author explains that he will be unable to make a scheduled payment to his father for land in Rutland, Massachusetts; inquires after the health of his family; and describes his recovery from a case of the mumps.

Dates: 1762 April 9

Letter. Joseph Parsons [Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, to Joseph Parsons, Bradford, Massachusetts, 1763 January 7

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-5
Scope and Contents

Parsons Jr. describes arrangements for selling a parcel of land in Rutland, Massachusetts, and more generally, of settling his debts to his father.

Dates: 1763 January 7

Letter. Joseph Parsons [Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, to "Sally Williams" [Sarah Williams], Waltham, Massachusetts, 1763 November 12

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-6
Scope and Contents

Shortly before their wedding, Parsons, Jr. explains to Williams that he will send a teamster to pick up items she wishes to move to Brookfield. He also describes his father's poor health, and plans for his own arrival at Waltham.

Dates: 1763 November 12

Letter. Amos Throg, Brookfield, Massachusetts, to Jacob Cushing, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1764 April 3

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-7
Scope and Contents

Writing on behalf of the ill Joseph Parsons, Jr., Throg requests that Cushing send a messenger to Joseph Parsons, asking the latter to come to Brookfield without delay.

Dates: 1764 April 3

Letter. Jacob Cushing, Waltham, Massachusetts, to "The Revd Mr. Parsons" [Joseph Parsons, Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1764 April 18

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-8
Scope and Contents

Cushing writes Parsons, Jr. to inform him that Parsons and his wife have just left Waltham and are traveling towards Bradford. "Brother Leonard"—Sarah Williams' brother—recommends that Parsons, Jr. use some "mild Physick" to alleviate his illness.

Dates: 1764 April 18

Letter. Joseph Parsons [Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, to Joseph Parsons, Bradford, Massachusetts, 1764 July 4

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-9
Scope and Contents

More on Parsons, Jr.'s plans for settling his debts to his father, and news of his health following his illnes of the spring.

Dates: 1764 July 4

Letter. Sally Rogers, Boston, to "My Dear Sally" [Sarah Williams], n. p., 1766 January 17

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-10
Scope and Contents

Rogers expresses her concern at Williams' recent diagnosis of rheumatism; discusses family and mutual friends; and asks for further news.

Dates: 1766 January 17

Letter. Anne Williams, n. p., to Sarah Williams, Hartford, Connecticut, 1777 July 28

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-11
Scope and Contents

A letter from Sarah Williams' step-daughter, Anne, regarding current visits with family and friends.

Dates: 1777 July 28

Town Meeting Minutes. Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1757 September 9

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-12
Scope and Contents

Joseph Parsons, Jr.'s copy of the minutes of the Brookfield town meeting in which he was elected minister (September 1757). The minutes outline conditions to which Parsons must agree before acceptance, and stipulate his remuneration. The document is in the hand of precinct clerk Jedediah Trosten.

Dates: 1757 September 9

Receipt. Joseph Parsons, Bradford, Massachusetts, 1759 November 30

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501-13
Scope and Contents

A receipt written and signed by Jospeh Parsons indicating that Joseph Parsons, Jr. has paid his father £40 for land purchased in Rutland, Massachusetts. This may be the land referred to in items 8501-4 and 8501-5.

Dates: 1759 November 30