Contains 13 Results:
Letter. Abigail Williams, Waltham, Massachusetts, to Sarah Williams, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1760 November 10
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.
Letter. Hannah Dickinson, Dearfield [Deerfield], Massachusetts, to Sarah Williams, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1761 August 19
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.
Letter. Lydia Williams, Dearfield [Deerfield], Massachusetts, to "Sally Williams" [Sarah Williams], Waltham, Massachusetts, 1762 January 15
A personal letter from Deerfield: ". . . Sally I hear you are like to break the promise you made me of liveing an old maid . . . ."
Letter. Joseph Parsons [Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, to "Honored Sir" [Joseph Parsons], n. p., 1762 April 9
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.
Letter. Joseph Parsons [Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, to Joseph Parsons, Bradford, Massachusetts, 1763 January 7
Parsons Jr. describes arrangements for selling a parcel of land in Rutland, Massachusetts, and more generally, of settling his debts to his father.
Letter. Joseph Parsons [Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, to "Sally Williams" [Sarah Williams], Waltham, Massachusetts, 1763 November 12
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.
Letter. Amos Throg, Brookfield, Massachusetts, to Jacob Cushing, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1764 April 3
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.
Letter. Jacob Cushing, Waltham, Massachusetts, to "The Revd Mr. Parsons" [Joseph Parsons, Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1764 April 18
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.
Letter. Joseph Parsons [Jr.], Brookfield, Massachusetts, to Joseph Parsons, Bradford, Massachusetts, 1764 July 4
More on Parsons, Jr.'s plans for settling his debts to his father, and news of his health following his illnes of the spring.
Rogers expresses her concern at Williams' recent diagnosis of rheumatism; discusses family and mutual friends; and asks for further news.
A letter from Sarah Williams' step-daughter, Anne, regarding current visits with family and friends.
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.
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.