Letter from Rebecca Gratz to Maria Fenno Hoffman, May 25, 1805, page 2.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.
which --- must be both beneficial and agreeable.
What has become of Ann? Her sister complains of her not writing—is she still in the country? I was nursing a little babe yesterday about the age of yours and fancied the whole time—it must be very like her—you cannot imagine how much I want to see her—unless you have a friend you love as much as I do you, who has just such a mother every time I see a young happy mother—the image of Maria dances before me—Mrs. Otto (---) lost her first child, and is now three weeks the mother of a daughter. I went to see her on Saturday and really never saw so much joy in a face before. I have been thinking of her ever since.
Sophia Dallas is going to be marriage to Richard Bache very shortly and Patty Jones to a Mr. Adams. I believe you know both ladies—there are also several other weddings talked of—among the ---- but that not so confidently as the others—and will not --- soon take place. I suppose you see Lee James frequently and hear all about the family from him—Andrew is expected home this spring—but no a married man—poor fellow! He has another disappointment to bewail—but I guess this lop is greater to his purse, than his heart.
My mother and the girls send you their best love. Make mine acceptable to your dear husband—and —Ann and Mary—God Bless you, my dearest Maria, let me hear soon of your Caroline and accept my best wishes for your happiness—ever your own, Rebecca G.
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