73. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge, Sr., Tewkesbury, 13 April 1774. [f. 34]
Thankful for her recent letter from Mercy and sends her love and respects to Mary Humphreys and some news of the business prospects of Philip Doddridge, Jr. Much talk of illnesses and issues with the eyes and God's providence and goodness to her and Mercy.
74. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge, Sr., fragment, undated (c. 1774). [f. 61]
Concerns news of Rev. Hextall and the Northampton congregation and the purchase of ground in King Street for a new chapel. Mr. Prentice is also mentioned.
75. Mary Doddridge (cousin), Northampton, to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge, Sr., Tewkesbury, 22 October 1774. [f. 33]
[Note on address page says, "Returned to Mrs. Mary Rowlinson at Northampton for a better Direction," suggesting that Mary Doddridge may have moved from the former Doddridge home which by this date had more than likely been sold. Mary's "Direction" on the address page misspells Tewkesbury and her location so badly that it was probably not readable or understandable to the postal delivery person].
Mary has been ill but her Northampton friends have been very gracious to her and continue to help her with the upkeep of the house there.
76. Mary Doddridge (cousin), fragment of a letter to Mrs. Mercy Doddridge, undated [surviving page of the letter is badly damaged and torn] [c. 1774-75]. [f. 62].
Mentions Rev. Hextall is well, as is Mrs. Churchill, and seems to have an issue with Mrs. Plumpton and her daughter. Tells Mercy she is sorry for the bad news.