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Two promissory notes, both signed in Albany and made out from Aug. Bostwick to Charles Phelps, witnessed by Sam Thompson and Solomon Phelps. The first, signed on February 25th, 1766 is for five Pounds ten Shillings New York Currency in beaver hats,…

Charles Phelps Jr. writes to William M’Kean promising to pay the sum of eight pounds, three shillings, and two pence by the end of May 1786. Phelps explains that he will pay off this debt as the descendant of his late father.

This letter was sent from Charles Phelps to his son, Moses Charles Porter Phelps on September 22cd, 1787. At the time, Moses was a student at the University of Cambridge, and his father lived in Hadley. Phelps begins the letter by letting his son…

Mother Elizabeth writes to son Frederic in order to inform him of the state of his dying sister, Helen. Elizabeth reveals her thoughts on death and the afterlife, and talks about their various encounters with family friends. Elizabeth compliments her…

This letter is from a mother, Elizabeth Whiting Phelps Huntington, to her daughter Mary, who is away, having left home not too long ago. She tells her daughter that the family misses her and thinks of her often, and wishes her well on her journey.…

In this letter, Elizabeth talks extensively about how she had expected Elizabeth Fisher and her family to arrive at her home and had taken great pains to prepare for their arrival only to find out when Pa came back from town that she had written that…
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