Victory Parade

MS 119.  Literal transcription – misspellings are left intact, xxx denotes illegible word, italicized items are my own comments for clarification.  Please note that in some instances, the letter “s” may have been replaced with the letter “f,” as was the custom at that time – TG.

Title Page:

Mr. Ebenezer Rose

            Trenton Near Howells Ferry

                        New Jersey

Fav’r by

Mr. Rogers}

Miscellaneous jottings on title page and verso (numbers not reproduced, see scans):

Jofeph Roberts Dr

To a hagfshed xxx

C’h by 50 lb of Beef

            A ¼ ½




Southampton Long island 12th of Septemb’r 1784.

Dear Sir

            After a long separation there Comes to inform you that I and my Family are in Health as I hope these Lines will find you and Your Family-

            I have Often wished For an Opportunity to write to you and but seldom a good one presents untill the present which is by Mr. Jonathan Rogers my wife’s Brother and a Near Neighbour who has particular Injunctions From me to call upon you if Pofsible as it will give me Great satisfaction to hear From you by him if I Cannot see You –

            I should inForm you that I heartily Congratulate you upon the Happy Termination of this Cruel Unnatural and Opprefsive war which I have no Doubt but you have Felt the Dire Effects of as well as we ourselves as the Enemy were through the Heart of your Country the Bearer hereof can give give you a particular account of our sufferings in this Part From their Brutal and Unbounded Rage

Some time After I with my son Came From you I put him an Apprentice to a Physician in Morris County in the Jersies and has since Come upon the Island and Married where he Follows the Practice of Physic living but about a Mile and a Half From me-

He Desires to be Remembered and Best Regards to you and Your Family in Particular From whom he Received so much Kindnefs when among you.  He Means to write you a letter by the Opportunity if Pofsible—

            I have heard but little From your Family since my Poor Brother your Father Died- give my best Regards to your Mother if she is living – be pleased to Remember me to all my Cousins Your Sisters with their Families   I should be exceeding Glad to see you and your wife in these Parts and I hope you take a Tour Down before Long

            My son Abraham sends his Regards to his Cousin Stephen wishes he Could have an Opportunity to see and become acquainted with him –

I beg you would not Fail writing me a Line by the Bearer letting me know the Welfare of your Family with those of your sisters around you – e’

            For haste I must Conclude xxx myself your with esteem your Loving Uncle-

                                    Signed: Abraham Rose


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