66. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge [most likely Tewkesbury], Sr., 3 February 1773. [f. 67]
This letter does not appear to be complete. She is answering a New Year's letter from Mercy. She believes God has been very gracious to her over the years, "from my Birth & from that time to the present moment Goodness and Mercy" has followed her "all along the wilderness" of this life. Mr. Remington has died "in peace" leaving Mrs. Remington on her own now. Miss Remington sends her regards.
67. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge [most likely at Tewkesbury], Sr., 16 February 1773. [f. 42]
Still concerned for Mrs. Isted and news of Mrs Abney at Stoke Newington; also about the pickles she sent. All her friends "rich & poor" desire to be kindly remembered to Mrs. Doddridge.
68. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge, Sr., Tewkesbury, 6 May 1773. [f. 39]
She has sent some more personal items to Mercy in Tewkesbury from the home in Northampton. Is concerned about news of Mercy's poor state of health and that of Mary Humphreys, which she has learned from her friend, a Miss Knott. Mentions the death of a 14-year old.
69. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge, Sr., 11 May 1773. [f. 21]
She is thankful for God's providence in watching over her and Mrs. Doddridge, despite her recent bout of ill health. She and sends her best wishes to Mary Humphreys and her children and is glad Mercy does not have to keep house any more and is finding boarding with her daughter not unpleasant. Mentions some news of Mercy's old friends in Northampton.
70. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge, Sr., 17 June 1773. [f. 56]
Miss Knott has written to Mary that she is going to Bath for her health. She thanks Mercy for sending some money for her account. Provides news on many of their Northampton friends, including a Mrs. Buxton, Mrs. Drake, and others. Asks about Mrs. Humphreys and Philip Doddridge, the son.
71. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge, Sr., [no location given, but clearly at Tewkesbury], 26 October 1773. [f. 32]
She is glad that Mercy's last letter to her has informed her that the things she had sent had arrived safely and unbroken, which is apparently items from the Northampton home for her use now in Tewkesbury. She hopes Mercy will remember her kindly in her thoughts and is thankful for the money provided her, which appears to be for her role in maintaining the property in Northampton. She mentions that some one they know has recently set out on October 8 for Philadelphia to "secure his fortune." She mentions something about losing her hearing for a time and some discord in the church.
72. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge, Sr., 10 December 1773. [f.45]
Sends her best to Mrs. Humphreys. Mentions that Mrs. Churchill and her brother are in good health at the present time and were pleased to hear of the good accounts from Tewkesbury. In her postscript she mentions has sent her one set of the Family Expositor and still has the other three sets left in her keeping by Mercy and can send them as well if she wishes. She wishes well to Dr. and Mrs. Stonhouse (the former Sarah Ekins) and their family.