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comfort is unspeakable, and the fellowship undesolvable.
I would perswade my self thou art of the same minde, tho
it is hard to make thee say so. yet yt must come in time,
I hope & beleive ; for why should I love so well & so much
where I am not wellbeloved ? Take it not amiss : I have
no other way of Convers, let my letters have some place If
I deserve any; tho I hope thou art sensible of me in yt in
^v*'' we can never be seperated ; but the time draws neer, in
which I shall enforce this subject beyond all scruple, yet
till then I must tell thee, & ever that thou art most entirely
beloved of

Thy unchangable

Friend W, T.

Pray give my dear love to thy dear relations.

For Thomas Callowiiill in Bristoll.



Some Loce-LcKcrs of ^^ll(ia)n Fmn. . 297

WoRMEiXGiiinsr H. 11° 0^.
Since my Dearest Hannah twice excuses herst-llV' for
bre\'ity, it may very well become me once to anoloirize f<.r
ray length in two together, especially, when by a Parfiithe-
sis in her last, I perceive she made a rennirke upon it.
But since It was not want of kindness, she writt no moro.
the foult could not be hers, & therefore very excusaliK'.
But I have nothing to say lor my length but Love, which,
if good for anything, may lessen my fault with one that is
y' absolute M" of it. But since my repentance Ls best
shown by my amendment, I will neither be so long nor sn
complaining. Know, then, my dearest friend, yt througli
tlie goodness of y* Lord, whose sure ^^ercies are with \is,
blessed be his name, my poor Boy is better, & in a wny, I
hope, of Recovery; often pert, & projecting his Journey to
London & Bristoll : And takes thy kinde Concerne for him
with respect. For the rest of them, they are well, and if I
may believe them, all thyn, as thou would have them, and
they ought to be. ffor poor Goodfellow, I think he has been
better, ever since he took a Dose of Gr's: Elixir which, by
all I observe, agrees best with his side & head. Ifor my-
selfe, since thou art not woi*se, I must be better; for thou
mayst Judge of me by thyselfe. Xo Clock or weatherglass
goes 80 true ; such is y' powr of simpathy above Art. I
Long, my Dearest Hannah, to hear w' you have done, tt o\
thy resolutions; for thou mayst measure my desires by my
love, & yt by thy Deserveings, of w^^ remember to api-ly
the inclosed receipt, and thou ^dlt know more. It is hard
for me to tell when & where to make an end, when 1 am
writeing to thee, and how can I, when y' w'*" excites it has
none, shall I then say, excuse or thanke me for writeing
no more ? do w"^ thou \n\\, but remember, ever, that I
am, ^\^th y* greatest truth & best of love,

Thyn from all the World

W« Benn.

myn give thee & thy Eela. their love & Respects, as I «lo
thy D' Mother, k in a lower forme to thy Aunt Clcmont .^



298 Some Love-Letters of William Perm.

uncle & Aunt Ilarri.s it to the Frds. yt ask atter nie. refuse
not to write because I aiu liere, for here as well as at Loud.
I receive all.

For my Dearest fVriend

IlAKyAH Callowhill
Bristoll.

WARMrs-Gst 19. 11"^'' 95.
My most dkar II.

How unhiappy am I, yt anything I have ^vritt should
make thee uneasy, whom I love ct preferr above all the
world, & in whose love I seek my own happiness. But I
hope my letters of the 11'^ 15"^ & 17'^ ^nll prove an effectuall
plaister for yt wound. Compassionate my illness, my trouble
for my poor boys, and the concerue my love gives me for
thee & my selfe ; & think me not only uneapable of altering,
but of being uukinde to my Dearest friend, and if I seem to
have thought her too cold & inditierent, under the circum-
stances we stand under to one another, let her forgive it,
because love is y^ ground & spring of it. I charge y" not ;
I love, honour k embrace y** k am ^nthout reserve entirely
thyn, as thou wouldst have me. therfore let me hear from
thee as often as thou canst, till I see thee ; for next this, ^i:
is the most acceptable. K my two months will end my
pilgriraage, for yt I call my life in thy absence, in a per-
ticuler manner, be so free & kinde as to lett me Know I may
come down, if my health & sons A^dll give me leave, for by
y* time this is answered, y' 2 months will be up. yet as I
have all along submitted my pleasure & satisfaction to thyn,
so even in this, which is so desirable to me, I would have
thee perfectly easy. If bille grows stronger, I think to be
at London next week, for this distance is erksome to me,
letters being 10 days in returne, tho I hope thou will not
forbear to write because of yt, because they come as safely
as to London. I rejoyce thou art so well, goe on k prosper,
be happy & a Joy to thy selfe & to

Thyn own true &, Liseperable

^V. P.



Some Love-Letters of WiKi.am Pcnn. 299

niyn pray tlice to accept tlieir love d' respects, uiyn to
thy relp.tioiis. vale.

For my Pear" ftVieiul

IIaxxah Callowhill.

Warminghurst 30. 11'" 9o.
Indeed I cannot, if I would, reproach my dearest friend
for a careless silence, but much more reason I have to ad-
mire her dilligent goodness, and as she has not been want-
ing in her number, so I am sure she has been less so in
the matter of them. Ingenious, .t Ingenuous too: Good,
religious, wise, and kinde. I know w' is my Dearest II it

w' not <fc from henceforth, she will hear no more of

And now let me tell her yt my poor boy is, at best, at a
stand. I hope thou wilt inwardly remember us. for my
Selfe, I bless tlie Lord, I have now no other illness ; ct waite
with an ardent concern & travil, y^ issue of my poor childs
condition. Poor Childe, he embraced thy kinde letter very
afl'ec'-'' thou art so couragious as to owne thy love to him,
more of yt elswhere, I am desired to tell thee, will be very
accei)table. I rejoyce my Dearest frd. gains ground at any
time; i^ why should she ever loose any? Is not ^^rtue, re-
ligion, sweetness & Goodness the motives of loveing her, &
of her returnes for y" same ? for my S. W. it is below ray.
D' friends consideration, yt party has to little interest & es-
teem neerer home to signify much ; besides I am satisfycd
it is to recommend herself. H. is so much above her every
way, yt I beg no more may be sayd of yt. let not thos
thouglits have y* credit or Authority to disturb thy peace.
be not in pain to recommend, sett off, or Ingratiate, let y'
fear of God, & inward simplicity, & upright intention, of
which he is both Author, witness & rewarder, be }-* satis-
faction of my Dearest H. & her D' & true ffrd. And now
rny Dear Heart j)ray give my kinde love to R. & B. S. I
have writt to yrn. It has been these 14 days, I beleive, in
my minde, to write to you, wondering I have not heard of
them, as at other times, they are our friends in a perticuler



300 Some Lovc-Lc tiers of ^lUiam ]\,ui,

manner, and pray salute nie to yni & uee yni so. let pray
M. AV. II. V. ]\[. F. have my Dr love reiiKiiiberod to yni
here, but to thy ])r Rolatioii?^, in a suital)le manner to yt
neerness which thou hast given me by thy goodness, and
for thy selle I have none to give, because it can be no news
to tell thee yt thou art absolute Mistress of

Thy ^Y. P.
Spr. Tishe, k J3ille send thee & thyn their respects.
For Thomas Callowhill
In Bristoll.

AVarmixguukst 1" 12" 95.
I cannot forbeare to "Write where I cannot forbeare to Love
as I love my dearest Hannah and if yt be a fault, till she
ceases to be so lovely, I need no Apology for it. Receive,
then, my Dearest Heart, the Embraces of the best love I
have, that lives & flows to thee every day, with Contiimal
desires for thy felicity every way; more especially in the
best things, w''"" setts all to rights, & gives a peace above
the little k low interruptions of this world. Suffer not any-
thing of it to disturbe or abate thy satisfaction, but feel thy
peace bottom'd upon that which is unchangable. o meet
me there, myn own Dearest, in thy retired walks k recesses
from the world ,' k lett our fellowship be enlarged in that
nobler Relation, w'** time cannot dissolve; which gives us
Courage, Sweetness, aflection, truth & Constancy in the dis-
charge of our Lower relation. The Lord in his wisdom k
goodness, bless, comfort, fortefy & settle thy minde k spirit
more & more, above every carefull thought, and anxious
and doubtfull reflection, with w'*" the most worthy, tender,
k humble spirits are too often assaulted and but too incident
to disquiet themselves with. In all which, my heart still
loves k embraces thee above every other worldly comfort,
of which thou hadst a proof in thy last receipt, ^x"^, tho I
held the lower part too neer, k made it in part illeg-ible, I
read enough to be sensible k Concerned with most endeared
afiection for my poor deare II. and rejoyced yt last time it



S)/))e Lovc-Ia iters of WiUia/n Fom. 301

ijcenica over. Those quanis (or Calms) upon our Sp" liavo
as often natural! as extrordinary causes, it too often, we
make work for ourselves, as I did in mvn of tlie 9"" batt-inn;
yt part which concerned my poor Boy. And now I Ijave
named Ijim, I am to tell thee, since thou hast told him thou
lovest him, yt through the Lords goodness to us, he's,
we hope, better; too be sure, stronger, k a better stomach,
lie is difficult for his food, else very tractable. lie de-
sires to present thee with his respects, and shall be very
glad to see thee there, & if yt be denyed him (which he
liopes will not) that he shall quickly see thee here. The
liest pray that they may be remembered in y' same man-
ner, which I hope thou wilt accept, for their own sakes, k
not the less for myn. They Joyn with me in Dear »t re-
spectfuU salutes to thy Dear relations, please to salute me
to friends as free, & in perticular to thy uncle & Aunts, &
cosens.

I shall be glad to hear thy Answear about the perticulars I
mentioned in my last but one. I see no difficulty but about
my daughters maide, who has many of y* qualitys of thy
M. L. but country bred, a word upon yt. tlie Pride, Con-
ceitedness, k Gossiping of too many of Citty education,
gives me at least a caution of embraceing such for serv''
they are often above direction, or overrate their qualifica-
tions, but these are more immediately under thy considera-
tion and command, k yt shall Issue it, but we hear so well
of this where she liv'd a little while before she came to us,
k is so quick, honest & wiling, k young k strong, \i with
direction, she, we think, ^x\\\ make a good serv'. 1 love
simplicity but not silliness; wisdom, but not craft. But
enough of this. ISTow, my Dearest, I will say no more, only
remember the receipt for the eyes, & apply it. and at all
times, k in all conditions remember thou art sure of the
love k friendship of Him that is more tlian he could ever
tell thee,

Thyn Whilst

Ar« Penx.



302 Some Lovc-Lttters of William Fcun.

pray let mc know av' Rooms are in the house below .1-
above, witli all conveniences.
For my Dearest ItVicnd

Hannah Callowiiill.

Wakm^ 11. 12"" 95,
My Dearest Hannah

The I have had none from y* last post I cannot omit to
visit a place I love so well, k yt I remember with so much
pleasure & therefore send this to ask of your news, tho thy
frd. B. supplyed ^-f, want as forr as he cold, and that was, in
the absence of thyn, acceptable. I bless the Lord we mend,
Grow Stronger, cl- are very quarrelsome for our Bille, so yt
we sometimes are ready to fall out. Spr. has a cold yt is
troublesome to him, but begins to ware away, we hope, and
if the Lord give us ability, we think to sett out hence y'
So*** day, & to be w''' you on y^ last day of y' month, of which
thou w*ill hear more fully. I think uoe time is now to be
lost & our deliberation will not much longer be esteenrd
our \-irtue, but other thoughts entertained, if we bring it not
to a period, wherefore nothing, on my part, if y* Lord please
to give us health, shall obstruct k I would hope the same on
my Deare H^ part. I think to see London next 7"^ day, k
be at home again yt day week, if God give me life & health
to do it. I need say little of our houshold matters, in a
post or two thou ^^ill have an account of w' is sent, .^- y' ■
keys by some safe hand, w^''^ is all yt y* season will allow.
Tishe desires thee to excuse her sending her white curtains,
unwasht, she had not time, I pressing her, k promessing to
excuse it. overlook her outside, It was a gift of her mothers,
& she never made it up before, y' curtains are to come no
lower then y* bedsteed at bottom of counterpan reaching the
Ground, serves for lower vallens. This with her Dr love &
respects, is w' commission she gives me. Spr. k Bille, as
readily pray I would do as much for ym, & all of ym to
thy Relations : To whom let me be mentioned, I beseech
thee, with true regards, & count of me thyself, as y' man of



Some Lovc-LctUrs of Wilb'am Fcnn. 303

Y* world yt most entirely Loves <.^ valines thee, aljove every
other seneere comfort ; c^- therefore is, with great delight,

Thyn as he ought to he,

Av. r.

my Dr love to frds & thy relations of y* 2' ranck.
For my esteem'' Friend

Thomas Callowhill in

Bristoll

Warmixust

14th 12°' 05.
Dearest & best Beloved friend

Least my silence shonld he interpreted my Inditleronc-y
or neglect, I am mnvilliug to lett one post goe v.ithout
some testimony of my most aflect. remenihrance of thee,
who has so great S: constant a share in my minde that very
few moments escape, in which thou- art not y*^ subject of my
best wishes & desires. I had none from thee or thy father
y* last post, hut a large Galloping one from B. C. k this post
one from thy father on the Back of his, Intimateing none
from me the last 7'^ day, being y^ 8'" Instant. But ere this
you are both com-iuct. It was none of my fault. Sometimes
out of good husbandry, & haveing things to send up, I
inclose myn to you, to S. V. to be put into y' post yt night ;
& if y^ people where he lodges omitt to give it him, he fades
of my desire & direction. This I take to be the Case k
cause of your suppose^ me to have omitted writeing. Thou
seest, as well as I love thee, I will not make thee my exam-
ple in some things; and the reason is, because I love thee.
And tho thou wouldst not make him thy Proxy to say, come
k wellcome, B. I mean, yet that will not make me stay a
day the longer from thee, In which I fiude my Inclination
and my Judgem' both agree. I will trust my never faileing
frd with my acceptance & success. I humbly bless his great
name for y' good news of your wellfaire, & yt I can say my
poor Boy gains ground dayly, & is likely to be a wittness
among the rest. Spr. has an ugly cold & cough, hut I pray



304 So7ne Love-Lcftcrs of W^/Jiayn Fcnn.

& liopo it mav pass oil" Avithout groat inconvenieiicy. It is
hereaway Epideniieall. Tishe is well, d' is divided, between
fear & Duty: she thinks she ought to write, k fears it may
be troublesome : yet Paty is like to have y* better of it,
by next post; when thou will have an aceount of y* things
sent, if not by this. I think I will detaine thee no longer,
but to give thee their respectfull Love, ct pray y" to do as
much for them to thy Relations ; who will finde here my
ailectionate salutes ; }i; I embrace thee in y* best love, is no
news, since it can be none to y" yt I love thee above y'
world, ct am so unreservedly

Thyn
W. P.

Tishe prays if her bed be set up before we come yt y'
vallens be turn'd in 3 or 4 inches.

For my esteemed ffriend

Thomas Callowhill

In Bristoll.



LclftTsfrom Lclkr-Book of lUchard Ilockkij, 1789-17^2. 305



SELECTED LETTERS FEOM THE LETTER-BOOK OE
KICHAPvD HOCKLEY, OF PHILADELPHIA, 1739-1742.

Charles Tomn, Feb-^ 3^'* 178?
D^ Sir

The last time I did my self tlie Honour to write you was
bv M' Robert Ellis whom I hope is with you ere now ami
by liim inform'd you of what little business 1 had trans-
acted till that time, and since is so very trilling that unless
something unexpected shoud turn out I don't know what to
think of it and am quite tired out with so indolent a Life.
Since my last to you two Sloops arrived from Xew York
which brought a thousand barr' of Flour besides other Vv(y
visions which has brought the price (kovm to 50/ p C for
Flour and all my Ship bread is still in Store which ho}.e
will be wanted in the Spring, tho' Cap' Barnes is every day
expected from your place laden'd with Provisions and is to
come Consigned to M' Cooper who has taken care to ac-
quaint the People of it, the Flour sent from Xewyork is
by order of some Merchants from Holland to their Factors
therein order to have Rice shipt them home from hence, and
as it is their orders the Xewyorkers comply with it knowing
at the same time they must be loosers and several Mercli''
has wrote from hence, if they send any more they will not
pay the Freight and say they never knew the place so
stocked with pro\-isions ever since their Memory.

Rice now is at 35/ and coud purchase a considerable-
quantity at that price tho the Planters are resolv'd to send
no more to town 'till a better price offers and unless Sliijv
ping should come in which at present is exceeding scarce
and Freight very high, which is always the Ca5e upon these
occa-ions they vnW be at a loss what to do with it and 'tis
remarkable when this Country Produce is low provisions of
VOL. XXVII. — 20



306 Ldicrs from Lctkr-Book of Blchard IJockky, 1739-1 712.

all sorts from the Xorthwn.rd is so to, though r.iore so this
Year on account of tlio vast quantity imported this Year
and some lias been sent from Rhode Island and Boston I
mean Flour which is very surprizing and is in the hands ot
a good many People old scttlei^ here which is another dis-
advantage Strangers are under for acquaintance will buy
one of the other provided they are served as cheap by them
and the Commoditys as good.

Gen* Oglethorpe has sent an Exj)ress to town of the great
Feats lie had done in taking a Spanish Fort within 15
miles of Augustine and some of his Flatterers has pass'd
Enconiums on that occasion but how its received here you
will see on the other side which is a paper just handed
about and said to be wrote by one of the Assembly, and
the House is now sitting and warm debates arise whether
they shall comply with the Genera'' request or not in send-
ing him an Aid of 300 white Men 200 Xegroes and 1000
Indiaris which will cost this Province by a Calculation made
by a Cornittee of the House £110,000 Currency and 'tis
believ'd they vdW send them. I wish they may for they
must carry a good quantity of Provisions with them to
supply so many Men, tis believ'd if they do comply with
this request M' Oglethorpe will succeed in his attempt for
we understand by one of the Spanish Prisoners that they
liave not above three months provisions in the Fort for the
Souldiers and if the place is beseiged the Inhabitants must
of course take refuge in the Fort and by that means wou'd
soon starve them out and make 'em surrender — two or
three days ago we had a Spanish prize brought in (a little
Xew Sloop laden'd with Sugars and Tobacco) esteemed to
be worth £2000 Sterling which is the third since I liave
been here and several very valuable ones has been carried
into Providence so that they do now and then pick a little
from the Spaniards and I hope your Privateer will come in
for a Share which I shall be glad to hear.

M' Whitefield arrived here this day Month and tarry'd
three days and preach'd twice in the Presbeterian Meeting



I^i/crs from Lidcr-JBooI: of Iiichard JlocUiy, 1730-17^2. 307

and once in the French Churcli being denied tlie Connnis-
sary's ]^ulpit, he is appL^uded but b}' few ami Condenufd
by a gi-eat many, however he does not much care for tlicin
for I heard him say one night at a ^[e^chants liou>;o lie had
no great opinion of tlie phice and as httle of the I'eoplo
liowever he has sett paper Warr on foot liere as you will
see by the Gazctts I lierewith send you, he speaks much in
Favour of Philadelphia its Constitution and behaviour of
the People and told me he intended to imbark in his Sloop
for tliat place in April from hence and likewise of his in-
tention to settle a small town with some Familys of tJie
^Methodists that he expected would come from England,
and very pleasantly told all the Company of the dispute he
had with M' Peters or rather of M' Peters attacking him as
soon as he came out of the Pulpitt and if I have a right
account of the Case M' Peters did not succeed so well as I
could \\'ish in the opinion of a good many of his Friends
there, Mr. Wliitefields Sloop sails this day from hence
laden'd with Bricks to build the Orphan House, and the
Captain tells me he has since his arrival at Georgia taken
thirty poor Children into his House and provides them
with all necessarys and instructs them himself untill the
house is built.

This you will receive Via Xewyork the Vessell that in-
tended for your place not sailing this six days and by that
conveyance shall send the Gazetts I mentioned and having
an immediate opportunity and a desire to comply with your
orders in writing by every opportunity is the reason I send
this before them and indeed did not know of this Vessells
Bailing till just now. Be pleased Sir to present my humblc
respects to M"" Freame M" Freame and ^Master Tommy and
kind love to Xanny and Sammy and excuse this trouble and
believe me to be with all Pespect

lion'' Sir
Y' most obliged and obedient
humble Servant

K. II.



308 Lcttn-s from Ldtcr-Book of Richard Hockley, 1739-1742.

Charles Tonvk Febo" iS'b 1739.
lIoNi> Sir

The above is coppv of my last to you per Cap' Ilinson
and this you will receive per Cap' Cox a Vessell belonging
to ^[' AYoocldrop who has gott a Barrell of Ce^-ie Oranges
on board Markt P X" 1 which I hope will prove good and
beg your acceptance oil".

M' Bullards Snow is Arrived, on vrhom I am to ship
three hundred barrels of Rice she will be ready to take in,
in eight or ten days and have already advised M"" Hyam of
it, by a Yessell that sail'd yesterday and shall do the same
by two other Vessells that will sail shortly and as he ^\\\\ be
a judge what price Eice may fetch and knows the quantity
thats generally in a barrel have left the Insurance entirely
to his discretion and only given him an Account of the
quantity and the time of the Vessels sailing, which will be
the middle of next month at farthest.

Flour and Bread sells miserably slow and very low, and
indeed they have now no occasion for the supply as formerly
for by a moderate calculation they lost eight hundred white
people in the last Sickness and instead of its encreasing di-
minishes dayly and will more so if the People keep their
resolutions of going to settle to the Northward and indeed
the Climate is so changeable that we are freezing and
melting two or three times a day and I am much more
sensible of the cold here than when we have a severe winter
with you and so farr from esteeming it a pleasant Winter
Country that I think it a very disagreable one, and was
not one to putt on or pull of a Coat as the Weather varies
should run the risk of catching violent Colds and give me
Pennsylvania to any Country I have seen yet.

The little Xews that is stirring here is the latest and I
believe genuine and perhaps may be new to you is the
reason I communicate it. Cap' Warren returned the other
day from his Cruize and spoke with a Vessell that was
going home and was to carry the Xews of Porto Bello
being taken, and Cap' Crosthwaite Master of Bullards



L/tikrs from Letter-Booh of Ricliard Ilochlcy, 17S9-1742. ?,0^

Snow fell in with Adniiral Ogles j^mall fleet eoj^sistiu'^ of
four Men of Warr one of whom was Cap' AVyndliani with
three fire Ships and two bombketches just off Antiirua
they were Steering for Jamaica but cou'd not Icani on
what account but 'tis believed here they arc icoiu^^ to
Attack the Ilavannah. Cap' "\Miitefield brother to M'
"Wliitefield arrived here yesterday from Bristoll in ninr
Weeks who informs us the Parliament was setting and de-
sired strennuously that l)is Majesty woud not accept of a.uv
Mediation that the french shoud otier unless the Spaniards
woud give up the searching of our Vessels whicli it sl-cius
they much insist on, and that it was the General Ojiinion
we shoud have Warr with France, also that a Spanish Man
of Warr of fifty Guns had taken fourteen Sail of Kiigli-ii
A^essels oil" the Coast of Ireland one of which was bound to



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