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This research library currently has over 25,000 handwritten letters from the 19th century that involved correspondence between 7,000 different senders. These letters needed to be transcribed to digital documents and their librarians would be verifying all completed transcripts.
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Springfield March 17th 1791
I have long expected to suffer considerably by my Levity to [ILLEGIBLE], but I did not think of looking more than 60 or 70 Pounds, as I find you think I must - I should conform to your Judgement, & sell to this Clark, if he be likely to pay, provided the time of Redemption may part, & the [ILLEGIBLE] if he old then one, would relinquish her future hope the sight of Dower mid lands.
I would not however agree to give day of Payment for five years, & then have to take neat Cattle for pay. - if Clark is not a man of some State, & [ILLEGIBLE] too, he may get the [ILLEGIBLE] of land one year at least, & make the Fame much would before any day of Payment., of any principal,
Middlebro' Dec. 16. 1765
My dear Friend!
I was much alarmed last Week with something that nearly affected me, I notwithstanding all the Hints I had lately given you from M. Antonimy & which were fast riveted in my Mind, I found that the most sublime Philosophy, Bubbles like, vanished into Air when entered the Lists against the Passions for the future I give Seneca, Epictatus & my favourite Emperor to the Wind; there is nothing in Stoicism, & even Epictatus himself would make a wry face at the Bite of a Flea: much more then may I be excused at any real or imaginary Misfortune I may meet with. But not dwele longer on a disagreeable subject; I was informed last week from Plimouth
London 14 May. 1774.
I this day gave to Capt. Loring, - bound for Salem, a letter for you of considerable importance which he promised to deliver with his own hands, but as I begin to suspect his connections, & knowing it is now become a practice to secret letters which are directed to the avowed friends of Liberty both here & in America, I wish you to be particular in yr. enquiries of Capt. Loring, if you donot, by him, receive a letter from -
Montor. Mentor. -