icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection
Select a page:

Page 1
(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

This letter, dated July 10, 1783, is from William Williams (1735-1809), of Dalton, to his father, Israel (1709-1788), the owner, with Israel Jr., of a general store in Hatfield, Massachusetts. William comments about the state of political affairs and that he still wants to sell his house and lot in Hatfield. He needs the money to pay part of what he owes some Executors and to educate his children. Due to the state of the economy, the value of property has gone down and is not likely to get better. William has had a severe accident with a horse and is now afraid to ride, so tells his father there is no probability that he will visit him this summer.


top of page

Letter to Colonel Israel Williams

author   William Williams (1735-1808)
date   Jul 10, 1783
location   Dalton, Massachusetts
width   6.5"
height   8.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L04.020

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Transcription icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

Letter to Israel Williams

Letter to David Hoyt [Hoit] regarding Shays' Rebellion

Letter to John Williams

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback