Jacob writes to his father Thomas Webster for permission to marry


Date Written

June 27, 1786

Jacob Webster was 37 years old when this was written.
The recipient, Thomas Webster, was 83 when it was received.

Jacob Webster died 21 years, 6 months, 10 days after writing this.
It was written 237 years, 3 months, 6 days ago.
It was a Tuesday.

June 27, 1786

Honored father and mother after my duty to you and love to brothers and sisters hoping these lines will find you well as by the goodness of god they leave me at present. My children have all got the hupin cof. They have a most all got it on town hill. I don't know but our relations here are all well. I am very desirus to heare from you and much more to see you but I cannot at present. I have nothing more to wright at present but only that you give your concent that I marry Lois Baxter so no mor at present so I remain your obedent son.

Jacob Webster

I cannot come to see you. I trust you will right or send word by Amos Hall.

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