Eternal Rest




Letter:

Addressed to:
Barnabas Brown Esquire
Post Office New Berlin
County Chenango

N. York
Stamped: New York OCT ??
New York 20th Octo 1826
No. 416 Broome Street
direct to me at this house its near Broadway 1/2 a mile North of the City Hall

Dearly Beloved,
I have wrote this since I receivde thy letter of 25th March. I am in tolerable good Health for one that has ???? so many years towards the blessed end of all things here, I ???? tho approved towards eternal Rest with more pleasing comfort, that I ever didthe ?????? in part of any ????? I ever went, I have lived two years over the time Layd down in the Book for human life and I think th??? is very few that have past through so long a life with more peace of mind that I have done.
I have sold my farm at New Rochelle finding it too bothersome at this time of life to have such a charge ........???........ people about me, the crops in all this quarter is very good & fruit extra fine and it's a general time of health and a great plenty of the good things of this world at market. My love to wife and children

Will _____
Found in "The Works of P. Virgilius Maro" by Levi Hart and V.R. Osborn. Published by Joseph N. Lewis, Baltimore, 1833.

ED: I apologize for all the ???s, I usually skip one if I can't read it, but this letter seemed too interesting. If you have any clues for me, comment away.

6 comments:

nightsmusic said...

I have wrote thee once since I received thy letter of 25th March. I am in tollerable good health for one that has travled so many years towards the blesed end of all things pure, I view the approach towards eternal rest with more pleasing comfort, that I ever did the arrival in port of any for voregs (voyages) I ever went, I have lived two years over the time layed down in the book for human life (72 years) and I think there is very few that have past through so long a life with more peace of mind than I have done.

I have sold my farm at New Rochelle finding it too bothersome at this time of life to have such a charge & care ??? none but hired people about me, the crops in all this quarter is very good & fruit extra fine and it's a general time of health and a great plenty of the good things of this world at market my love to wife and children.

Will Turpin

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One word, where the question marks are is h a and then I'm not sure about the last two letters.

Sorry :(

unmoderated said...

Brilliant!

nightsmusic said...

Eh, he just writes like my grandfather did :) Oh, take that extra 'for' out though, arrival in port of any FOR voregs. I don't know why it's there. I didn't put it there. Must be the internet faeries ;)

Actually, I couldn't edit once I'd posted and noticed it there. *sigh*

Slab said...

The last word looks like "have" with a very fancy letter "e" at the end of it.

...to have such a charge & care have none but hired people about me,...

Peter said...

Lovely letter. Here's perhaps a little improved over the transcripts so far:

I have wrote thee once since I Received thy letter of 25th March. I am in Tollerable good Health for one that has Traveled so many years towards the blessed end of all things here, I view the Approach towards eternal Rest with more pleasing comfort, that [sic for "than"] I ever did the arrival in port of any Voyage I ever went, I have Lived two years over the time Layd down in the Book for human life and I think their is very few that have past through so long a life with more peace of mind than I have done.

I have sold my farm at New Rochelle finding it too burthensome at this time of Life to have such a Charge and Care havg none but hired people about me, the Crops in all this quarter is verry good & fruit extra fine and it's a general time of health and a great plenty of the good things of this world at Market. My Love to Wife and children

Pastor Willy's Blogg said...

Sounds like a Mennonite. They use words like thee and thow when they aare talking to family.

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