To Eliza Durham
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Dates: 1828 November.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 13
Extent: 1 item
Dimensions: 25.4 x 40 cm
One sheet folded in half.
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November 1828; from Frances Few Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's mother, to
Eliza Durham, Mary Chrystie's aunt. Mention of Albert Chrystie, Mary
Chrystie's father, visiting a prospective school for Willie and Mary
(a school on Fulton St.); also mentions a Mr. Stewart who will be
serving as chaplain on a "publick vessel" which will take him to the
Sandwich Islands; Frances enquires as to how Eliza's school is
coming along and whether or not she is making any money with it; a
wedding was held at the Chrystie house (the wedding of George
Chrystie and Frances Gallatin); Frances Chrystie also mentions that
Willie has a "boy doll" that he plays with, and that he informed her
that he was going to be a soldier, to which her response was: "I
[told him] I thought it would be better to teach him how to be good
than to teach him to fight"; little Mary Chrystie's response to
Willie's declaration was "Oh Willie you may look at the soldiers but
you must worship God"; also, when asked if she has a message for her
aunt, Mary says "she has love for you but she won't send it she will
give it to you when she goes to Newburgh."
To Eliza Durham; 1828 November; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 13; , Princeton University Library.
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