• Call Number: COTSEN1_c93
    Container: Box 1, Folder 13

To William Few

4.0 pages

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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.

Dates: 1816 December 6.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 13

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 24 x 39.6 cm

Physical Description:

On sheet folded in half; Van Der Ley watermark.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


December 6, 1816, Paris; from N. Gallatin, written to her sister Catherine Few, Mary's maternal grandmother, but addressed to Catherine Few's husband Colonel William Few (father of Frances Chrystie, and Mary's grandfather). Gallatin describes English preaching "in the Episcopal Form": "They pray for King George, that he may overcome all of his enemies, that seems so strange to me. But the congreagation are entirely made up of English, nevertheless you may be sure an American cannot relish hearing, or at least cannot unite in offering up such prayers, although they may be very good Christians. The sermons are pretty good but not delivered with much solemnity."; also of note in the letter is a mention of a Frances Gallatin leaving a boarding school after having "not made much progress in speaking French"; and also a mention of an Albert who is visiting Geneva: "He appears to be very happy with his relations and they are fond of him. He says he thinks he must marry there, only they will introduce him to none but old ladies and he reproaches them for it"; also, an interesting postscript: "Vanbrugh Livingston has got quite well and is grown monstrous fat. We see him often."

Preferred Citation

To William Few; 1816 December 6; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 13; , Princeton University Library.

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