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Collection: Serjeant Family Letters, 1769-1840


Item: Letter to Elizabeth Browne Rogers Roche from Winwood Serjeant (15 June 1774)




be in our power to come to Portsmouth; Your

Sister seems fearful of trusting the baby so far, she

is amazingly fond of it as bearing the strongest re

semblance of poor Father that a child can be

supposed; for my own part, prudence & the love

of peace makes me unwilling to give my parish

the least room of complaint, otherwise I should be

glad to spend a Sunday at Portsmouth, if it was

only to see my Dear Sister. — Mrs. Phenton paid us

a short visit yesterday morning & expressed her

concern that you did not treat her like an old ac-

quaintance, seldome saw you but upon a formal

invitation, & wished you were more assured of her

friendship from the regard she ever retained for the

family & missed poor Father in the Town very much.

Boston is in a terrible situation, & will be much more

so if they do not submit to Government before the

Fall: the poor will be most miserably distressed,

& the Town must be absolutely ruined. I have

not room to add a line more except to express our

earnest wishes of seeing you soon, & that Heaven wo’d

bless you wth all peace & happiness. I am my Dearest

yrs most afftly W. Serjeant.




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