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1843.01.24 - Elizabeth Huntington to Frederic Dan Huntington, Jan. 24th, 1843

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Title

1843.01.24 - Elizabeth Huntington to Frederic Dan Huntington, Jan. 24th, 1843

Description

This was a letter from Elizabeth Huntington to her son, Bishop Frederic Dan Huntington. In the letter, Elizabeth Huntington expresses her approval of her son’s performance at the ordination. She notes her pride in his vast efforts in his parish and all he does for the poor of his community. Further, she describes how she is happy that he encourages the poor to attend religious meetings. Elizabeth also states in the letter that she included old garments and old books for her son to distribute to the poor in his parish. She then warns her son of the dangers of being a young minister in Boston who eats dinner with his parishioners. Elizabeth views this action as a conformation to the custom of living in a city and a threat to spirituality. Finally, Elizabeth apologizes for Charles sending him a letter, which found fault in his conduct.

Creator

Elizabeth Whiting Phelps Huntington

Source

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers (Box 12 Folder 9)
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Date

1843-01-24

Rights

Courtesy of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation
For permissions contact Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Type

Correspondence