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Title: Forsythe, Anna to Forsythe, Elizabeth, 1837
CollectionJohn Forsythe Letters
SenderForsythe, Anna
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEast Bradford, Co. Chester, Penn., USA
DestinationWesttown, Co. Chester, Penn., USA
RecipientForsythe, Elizabeth
Recipient Genderfemale
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Partial Date
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Word Count386
Genrefamily news, motherly encouragement, schooling prospects
TranscriptEast Bradford 3d mo. 20th 1837

Dear Elizabeth
I received thy letter a few hours since and as tomorrow will be meting
day I thought there would be an opportunity of answering it 1 was glad
to hear of thy health and of thy getting to be such a weighty friend and
shall look for .something extraordinary when thee comes home. Aunt
Catharine has been here for three weeks past and cousin Sarah spent the
greater part of last week with us. I do not know whether I shall get to
meeting tomorrow or not having taken some cold I am not very well but
will send those articles for which thon hast written except the wool which
1 have not but will try to get some soon thee may make thy cushions and
finish them when I send the wool.
As thee complains of not being able to get forward with thy arithmetic
father thinks that thee is improving in thy writing and if thee tries
sufficiently I think thee can in cyphering the last letter was the best thee has written so be encouraged. I think it is likely we shall bring thee home when thy year is up, unless it is thy wish to stay longer Lewis says tell her I am through Pikes assistant and have gone as far as cube root in
Lewis's, William has not been wel for a week past but is better I think
much about thee by day and by night and be assured there is no tryal
attends thy getting along but I would willingly share, some times I want
to see thee so badly I think I must come, and then I feel often so unwell
that I cant and have to endeavour for a renewal of patience. which I
would also recommend to thee for if thee was at home thee would perhaps
think there was a great deal to do and wish thyself at old Wes-ton again
I think Father ought, to write to thee but lie has many engagements I
dont know that I have anything more worth writing about
Palmer Chamberlains buried their oldest child on seventh day after
noon with the scarlet fever and as no age is exempt let us try to be also

from thy Mother A F