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1789.09.26 — Charles Phelps to Moses Charles Porter Phelps, September 26, 1789

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1789.09.26 — Charles Phelps to Moses Charles Porter Phelps, September 26, 1789


In his September 26, 1789 letter, Charles Phelps Jr. writes to his son, (Moses) Charles Porter Phelps, beginning with an update on the family's wellbeing. He imparts advice on communication and personal growth. Charles mentions Mr. Withers' generous offer of his horse for Moses' return during the vacation and the potential of his own trip to Boston. He also shares progress reports on the shop's completion and the ongoing fence construction. Concluding his letter, Charles briefly comments on the present weather condition and a recent burglary in the local area.


Charles Phelps


Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers (Box 4, Folder 5)
University of Massachusetts Special Collections and University Archives




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My Son Hadley 26th-Sept-1789
Having a convenient opportunity by Mr. Withers, would inform you we are all well
I expected you would have wrote by Doctor Porter– however he informed me you was well– I have nothing special to write but would recommend a careful improvement of your time–flee youthful follies and be very circumspect in all your behavior
Mr. Withers proposes to have you ride his horse home at the vacation– I rather think I shall be down to Boston before you come home– if I can get thro with my business– we have just finished the shop– and begun the fence
The season is very hot and dry– very fine for ripening the Indian corn
Doctor Porter had his shop broke open the night before last and money and [articles?] taken to a considerable amount
I am your very affectionate–
Father Charles Phelps

C. Phelps Sep. 26. 1789.