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Title: Elisha Parish, Bristol [USA?], to Moses Johnson, N'hampton, NY.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileParish, Elisha/41
SenderParish, Elisha
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBristol, USA
DestinationNorthampton, New York, USA
RecipientJohnson, Moses
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT3578/8: Deposited by Mrs Henriette Gerwity.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland.
Doc. No.9406047
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 13:05:1994.
Word Count227
TranscriptBristol. March 29th 1808
Dear Brother & Sister
I have written you two letters within
a few weeks if you have recieved [received?] them
they inform you of the death of Sister
[Doufillor?] & our Nephew Ephraim D
Parish - again I write you heavy news
may we remember that the afflictive
God is Divine and sent for wise and holy
purposes & while Gods Judgements are
abroad in the earth may we learn
righteousness - I must inform you that
our Brother [Reuben?] is no more he died
on the Sixteenth Instant of a consumption
- But let us Blefs the Lord the Sovereign
[Judge?] who can have mercy on whom he
will have mercy even at the eleventh
hour - for were we left to purchase mercy
or recommend ourselves to his favour
we must enevitably [inevitably?] perish - our dear
[Ruben?] was brought to rejoice in free Sovereign grace
and [trust?] his all with an almighty Savior [Saviour?]
we enjoy a comfortable State of health And
grace - That we may all be wise in time
and prepare for eternity is the prayer of
affectionately yours
Elisha Parish
Lois Parish
NB: Louisa Trumbell and our little boys
wish to present their tender respects to their
Uncle & aunt - Ephraim Safford & his
wife (Eunice Morgan) died at [Vernon] not long
[---?] Mrs Johnston E P