To Frances Few Chrystie
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Dates: 1842 April 23-24.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 13
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 27.4 x 43.8 cm
One sheet folded in half, (labeled 10b), formerly
contained in envelope (item 10a).
This collection is open for research.
Part 2 of 2; this part of the letter (10b) was enclosed inside the
previous item (10a). April 23-24, 1842; postmarked May 19, 1842 at
Le Havre, France; from Mary Few, Mary Chrystie's aunt, to Frances
Few Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's mother. A very densely packed
letter--writing covers every available surface--in which Mary Few
comforts her sister over the death of Mary Chrystie; in spite of her
mind being "obtuse to all that is spiritual," Mary writes to her
sister to tell her of various religious sentiments--and
pre-sentiments--that she has had; she refers to "how tenderly little
Albert Gallatin and she [Mary Chrystie] loved each other in their
childhood" and mentions that Albert Gallatin was affected "most
keenly" by the news of her death and "was in great danger of falling
into his Catholic supersitions" but Mary's "sweet example" might
"lure him into the path of truth and holiness"; she refers to a
request made by Mary: "Love and remember me, but do not weep for
me"; and she comforts Frances Chrystie, reminding her that Mary
"chose a better portion even in the full enjoyment of all that this
world could bestow--You dedicated her to God--you brought her up for
him--He has claimed the free-will offering sooner than you
anticipated--He has moved the tender flower--transported it to a
more genial clime..."; Mary Few also adds the condolences expressed
by many other friends and family members.
To Frances Few Chrystie; 1842 April 23-24; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 13; , Princeton University Library.
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