To William Few
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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
On sheet folded in half; Van Der Ley
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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
To William Few; 1816 December 6; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 13; , Princeton University Library.
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