Saturday, December 17, 2005

December 18, 1727

Virginia planter Robert Carter wrote, in a letter to his grandson:

[Your] mother had very much di[s]abliged me in marrying much against my inclination but it hath been her good fortune to match with a gentleman that proves a very worthy kind husband to her and she and I are perfectly reconciled it seems you have writ a very unkind letter to her which Occasioned a great deal of disturbance to her repose Certainly you have not forgot the duty you owe to your parent and are not so unlearned to be ignorant of the seven Curses denounced by the Almighty against undetifull Children pray write to her in another stile...

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