To Frances Chrystie
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Dates: circa 1840 September 14.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 11
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 25 x 40.4 cm
One sheet folded in half.
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September 14 (no year), Pelham Priory; postmarked September 19 at New
Rochelle, New York; written at the top of the first page,
underlined, and emphasized further by three exclamation marks is:
"Only one month and two days!!!" - this is reemphasized in a
postscript; Mary begins by telling her mother of her recent ill
health (headaches, stomach pains, and fever), and closes after two
pages; she reopens the letter and writes more later that evening,
however, to tell her mother that she feels much improved, and that,
in a dispute between the young ladies as to the relative merit of
Oliver Cromwell and Charles I, she is the only one who has taken
Cromwell's side; she closes the letter with a compliment she
received from her teacher: "[Miss Bolton] says that she never knew
any young person write with so much ease that my compositions are so
natural not as if it was an effort to write."
To Frances Chrystie; circa 1840 September 14; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 11; , Princeton University Library.
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