Abigail Buttens letter to Desire Clark, 1781 April 28

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Summary

Creator:
Buttens, Abigail
Abstract:
Abigail Buttons was the daughter of Desire Clark. Collection comprises a letter from Abigail Buttens, Wilmington, to her mother, Desire Clark, Chester, dated 1781 April 28. She announces the death of her oldest daughter from a fever.
Extent:
0.1 Linear Feet (1 item)
Language:
Materials in English
Collection ID:
RL.11635

Background

Scope and content:

Collection comprises a letter from Abigail Buttens, Wilmington, to her mother, Desire Clark, Chester, dated 1781 April 28. She announces the death of her oldest daughter from a fever and asks for "... prayers for me that God would inable me to behave my self in Christian manner in whatsoever he calls me to meet with." She requests a visit from her mother and her brother, John.

Acquisition information:
The Abigail Buttens Letter to Desire Clark was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.
Processing information:

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, June, 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS144

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Abigail Buttens Letter to Desire Clark, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.