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SerjeantLetters-05_02

Collection: Serjeant Family Letters, 1769-1840

 

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

 

Transcription:

 

the Estate. — You forgot to tell me in

your last what answer I was to return to

Doctr Whitworth concerning the little

packet that was sent by his Son to Brother

Peter; should wish for your direction on that

head as soon as may be. I am sorry you have

received no satisfactory accounts from Major

Rogers: I don’t wonder in the least at your re-

sentment at his most imprudent behaviour.

& ill treatment of you; I cannot help wishing

myself that he may never trouble you more,

unless under serious conviction of his past

folly & a happy reformation. I was much

concerned to hear that poor Jess was sent

away to the West Indies: What distress of mind

must the poor creature have felt to throw

himself over board! What would our tender

-hearted father & mother have thought of us

all! A poor, old, faithful slave that had

lived

 

 

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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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