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Collection Reference Number GLC01782
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1792 
Title Artemas Ward to Maria Ward regarding Philadelphia
Date 6 February 1792
Author Ward, Artemas (1727-1800)  
Recipient Ward, Maria  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Massachusetts Congressman Ward to his daughter Maria. Says he should write more often, but he is old and his hand shakes. Remarks that he finds the situation in Philadelphia is not to his liking saying "I can enjoy but little pleasure in this place, it is unhealthy, the people immoral and disagreeable. There is more pleasure to be had in New England by far than in this part of the Union." Complains the common people are ignorant and carry only for money. Says parents in Philadelphia need to be better guides for their children. On recto is a note in a different hand that says "Gen Ward to his sister." This is false, the closing of the letter says "your affectionate father."
Subjects Morality and Ethics  Health and Medical  Children and Family  Education  Finance  
People Ward, Artemas (1727-1800)  Ward, Maria (1764-1833)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Health & Medicine; Children & Family; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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