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[Bringhurst, James] to H. Peters, ca. 1777

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Page 1 of the 1780-1798 letter book is an account of an attack at the Battery, Kensington, between frigates and galleys on the Delaware River. Bringhurst married Hannah Peters in 1779 under the care of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting - Northern District.

Dates: ca. 1777

James Bringhurst letter book, 1780-1798

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Scope and Contents Bringhurst's copy letters in a crumbling binding. Letters express religious sentiments and mention visiting Friends. In 9 mo 1782 letters to M. Morris he describes the final illness of his young wife, Hannah, and visits of Quakers to minister to her. In 1786 he enclosed a treatise on slavery in letter to William Bradford, Rhode Island. 1789, reports on many Friends and that his sister, Elizabeth, is dying of cancer. Also in 1789, letters to Job and Eunice Scott with news of family and...
Dates: 1780-1798

James Bringhurst letter book, 1796-1798

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Scope and Contents Note inside cover (Bringhurst?) explains that "In this Book many of the Letters are misplaced and one or more putt wrong edge inwards." Includes a ms index loose at the front of the volume in Bringhurst's hand. Also notes in pencil [by donor?] on topics of interest. Copies of letters to Job Scott, Benjamin Gilbert, Elizabeth Coggeshill, John Murray, Samuel Emlen, Abraham Barker, Peter Yarnall, Anna and Thomas Pole, and others with religious expressions and some news of family and Friends....
Dates: 1796-1798

James Bringhurst letter book, 1798-1800

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Scope and Contents Notes in pencil [by donor?] on topics of interest, first page. Loose index of contents in Bringhurst's handwriting. Letter to Anthony Buckley, 1791, as he sets off to East Indies. Long letter to Obadiah and Dorcas Brown 2mo 1799 with religious thoughts, visit of William Savery, and death of many eminent Friends from yellow fever. Letter to John Dickinson 7mo 1799, urges him to take up the cause of abolition of slavery and describes life at Tiverton, Rhode Island. To Thomas Pole 7mo 1799 with...
Dates: 1798-1800

Typed transcripts of letters from James Bringhurst, 1798-1800, 1941

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Transcript of the letters in James Bringhurst letter book, transcribed and indexed by C. Marshall Taylor, 1798-1800

Dates: 1941