To Catherine Few
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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 11
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 24.5 x 40 cm
One sheet folded in half.
This collection is open for research.
Monday (no date), postmarked January (?) 16 at Fishkill Landing; from
Mary Chrystie's mother, Frances Chrystie. A rather melancholy letter
full of thoughts of loss and death as Mrs. Chrystie describes Mary's
continuing ill-health (from a present case of "whooping cough," Mrs.
Chrystie says); her anxiety for Mary and the severity of Mary's
illness are testified by the following lines: "Sometimes I have a
glimpse of things as they are in this world and then I can
undeservedly give her up to God and say Thy will be done--but too
often I cannot even bear to think of parting with her--she is a dear
little creature and tho' full of faults I am sure if she is spared
she will be a good woman..."; Mrs. Chrystie then goes on to describe
the failing health of a number of other women in the
To Catherine Few; Undated; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 11; , Princeton University Library.
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