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James Henderson, Williamsburg, Virginia, to Mrs. Eliza Whiting, "Enfield" Prince William County, Virginia, 1801 July 12

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: id113174

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents Wrote his friend about a fortnight ago by Mr. J.H. Peyton and having heard of Mr. Brent's leaving town tomorrow hastens to write her again; confesses his head is not in the "fittest mode for writing"; the Peacheys, Carys and BAnisters dined to day at Mr. Andrew's; Charlotte Balfour also "made one of the party"; he had unfortunately made other plans with gentleman "where the sparkling glass circulated too freely" and dissipated all his ideas; trusts her other correspondents will make up for his deficiency; sends her the glad tidings of Theo[dorick] Banister's recovery; he [TB] is again able to join their family parties altho[ugh] still an invalid; if he [TB] can be restrained he might get perfectly well, but he is a Banister in temper and constitution; Munro Banister just left Will[iams]burg for Princeton to graduate; he (MB) had been sent for to see his brother [TB] possibly for hte last time; he (MB) is "in the just sense of the word, a sweet youth"; the Tuckers left yesterday for Winchester; Mr. P. Basset and Dr. Barroud's sweet daughter were of the party; Mr. James Preston and his spouse [lately the accomplished Miss Nancy Taylor] were to travel with them [the Tuckers] as far as Richmond; suposses Mrs. [Anne (Blair)] Banister or his sister will give her the news of the city; has only to offer her and sweet Mary [Blair Whiting] his congratulations on her hymenial prospects; Charlotte Balfour has told him one thousand things to say but his mind is treacherous and he cannot recollect them and is unfit to do her comp[li]m[en]ts justice; tell George [Whiting] and Francis [Whiting] he longs to shake them by the hand; appropos to George they shall have a little more money in the fund for him soon; hopes to receive soon money from Prentis and Col[onel] and she is entitiled to her mother's and brother's share which will be about $120; his "darling Thomas is well." 4pp. ALS.


  • Creation: 1801 July 12


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