1799 Autograph Letter Signed by George Pattison of Carlisle, Pennsylvania enquiring about the character of young lady.
Letter of enquiry asking about the character and family of “a yong ladie Miss Mary McConnel” of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Asking for a reply from Nathaniel Ellmaker, Esq. by first Post, Pattison wants to know the woman’s suitability as a wife:
“At the request of a young man here I beg leave to trouble you with a line concerning a yong Ladie Miss Mary McConnel living in your neighbourhood said to be a daughter of Doctor McConnel’s married to widow Cowan. The request of your Dr. Sir is you will please let me know her character dispostn. industry economy her family and — connections and of her circumstance weather shee has any thing to depend on or not from the best information you can collect. I will thank you to be as particular as possible.”
Later docketing references marriage and “the Jonathan Kurtz Farm in Salisbury Township…one of the Cowans Farms.”
Description: 1799 Autograph Letter Signed by George Pattison of Carlisle, Pennsylvania enquiring about the character of young lady.
Carlisle: December 24, 1799. p. 8vo. Bifolium with integral address leaf and wax seal. Wax seal. General soil to address panel, splitting at one fold line, text not affected; very good.