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SerjeantLetters-02_02

Collection: Serjeant Family Letters, 1769-1840

 

Item: Letter to Elizabeth Browne Rogers Roche from Winwood Serjeant (6 April 1772)

 

Transcription:

 

came to hand, it lay at Hopkins’s above a

week, who promised to send it by Noble) The

little fellow, as I was going to tell you, was

christened yesterday by the name of Marma-

duke Thomas. Col. Vassall & Lady & Mr Inman

stood for him: had a most superb Hang Out

In the evening — the Bill of Fare — 2 Roast

chicken at the head, 2 Ducks at the bottom.

[^] cold Tongue Mince pies [^] surrounded with Cranberry Tarts, Custards,

preserved peaches, Quincies, Apples, walnuts,

chestnuts, pickles &c &c &c - Who supped with us

did you ask? I’ll tell you: the pretty little

dapper man Col: Oliver & his great fat Lunch

Col: Phips & his sharp Nose. Greasy Sides Mrs Borland

her sly boots of a husband was in Boston. Inman

could not stay the Evening nor his crooked rib ven-

ture out for fear of being cast away upon a snow-

bank. — Poor John Apthorp & his Lady ‘tis

Apprehended they are certainly lost in

their

 

 

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Additional Information on this letter can be found in the finding aid: cambridgehistory.org/research/serjeant-family-letters-176...

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