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Collection: Serjeant Family Letters, 1769-1840


Item: Letter to Elizabeth Browne Rogers Roche from Winwood Serjeant (21 May 1774)




& wait till your Brother’s return to England

I am sorry to find by your last that you are so

highly disgusted at the sight of men: I own

you have had bad luck with some of our

Sex: but my Dear Soul! be not impatient, trust

in a kind providence, I hope in God things may

have a turn to your better satisfaction & com-

fort. — I am very sorry for Christian — a most

improper name for him — his scandalous beha-

viour: he has taken lodgings with his dirty Jade

in a publick house in Charles town, & frequent

ly passes thro’ Cambridge with her in a chaise.

She will soon become—poor Creature! a

common prostitute in Boston. My people

seem no ways disposed to favour my inclina-

tion of coming to Portsmouth, unless I could get

someone to supply my pulpit, which is no

easy matter, there are so few of us: the

parish must therefore excuse me, it is not





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