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Charlotte Balfour, "Flower de Hundred" Prince George County, Virginia, to Mrs. Eliza (Braxton) Whiting, 1791 January 3

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: id111557

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents Reminds her of their friendship; thanks her for her letter; glad that she and her family are well and hopes they stay well; Mr. Peachy moved his family from "Amelia" to his new purchase along the James River; stayed two months in Petersburg and arrived here the 2nd of November; doesn't think she (EW) would be pleased with all the "water prospects" although there is a convenience in the two ferrys which go to Williamsburg or Ceeleys; has been packed and waiting to leave but cannot because the river is frozen; discusses "Sally" [Sarah Blair Peachy] and [Elizabeth Griffin Peachy]; relates that "Polly's" [Peachy] nose "begins to be in great danger -- a word to the wise you understand me..."; mortified that she will not be able to visit; asks what has become of the "fascinating Doctor"; fears that she (EW) wil never visit because the Doctor will make life in the country so pleasant; meets Mr. Wormley, his Lady, and Mr. Starke in Petersburg; asks if Miss Mercer lives in her neighborhood; thinks Miss Mercer lives with Mrs. James Wormley; pities Miss Mercer's situation; her Williamsburg friends were all well except "Jemmy" Blair who is in a decline; Doctors said only hope for "Jemmy" was to go to West Indies; fears that his (JB) father will not let him go because of his fondness for him; the "good couple at Ceeleys" were well; replies that she knows nothing of Captain Nelson except that he is not married yet; asks her to send her regards to her Mamma [Mary (Blair) Braxton Burwell]; plans to write her (MB) when she gets back to Williamsburg; blesses her friend and hopes it showers down to her and her family. 3pp. ALS.


  • Creation: 1791 January 3


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