21 October 1754

45. Mary “Polly” Doddridge, Norwich, to her mother, Mercy Doddridge, in Northampton, 21 October 1754. [f. 60]

I cannot Content my self to write to Northampton without one Line to my Dear Mamma to inquir after her Health, to beg her excuse for all the impertinence of my last long Letter & to beg the Favour that when she has a few leasure minutes she would make her Polly Happy by a Line or [a] favour which would be more Joyfully receiv’d & acknowledg’d with the utmost gratitude.

Mr Mrs & Miss Wood beg your acceptance of ther best Respects Regards &c & what ever is most expressive of the gratest Esteem & Friendship. Mr Wood holds pure well which makes all here very Happy.

Excuse my Dear Mamma this hasty line & accept the Duty & best Wishes of

Your ever graetful

& Obedient

Polly Doddridge

Norwich Oct ye 21 1754 | Monday Night

Address: To | Mrs Doddridge

Postmark: none

Note on Address Page: Polly Oct ye 21 |1754 [in Mercy Doddridge's hand]