Thursday, February 9, 2012

Letters From Home

On February 8, 1776, Josiah Bartlett, a New Hampshire Delegate to the Continental Congress, wrote to his wife, Mary, "On the 6th Instant I Recd yours of the 19th of last month Enclosing Some letters from the Children, and with pleasure hear you are all well and that Levi is learning to Cypher, I hope you will try to keep him as much to Learning as Possible till my return."

Paul H. Smith, et al., eds., Letters of Delegates to Congress: Vol. 3: January 1, 1776-May 15, 1776 (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1978), page 216. <> (accessed 8 Feb. 2012)
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