Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to Julia Stockton Rush (Princeton [N.J.]), 1791 July 29

Containers:
Box 1, Folder 15
Creator:
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
Extent:
1 Leaf
Physical description:
3 pages; 32 cm
Scope and content:

Rush takes Julia to task for permitting their son John to have a gun against his expressed wishes. Rush believes John's character is not the correct one for gun ownership, because he lacks gentleness and compassion. Rush requests that Julia not override his dissent, and strengthen their parenting as a result. He announces that he has taken their son Richard to see patients. He is reading John Newton's Cardiphonia. He also is planning to develop a cure for the consumptive cough.

Acquisition information:
Gift of Josiah Charles Trent Collection, 1956

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