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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1792
|Artemas Ward to Maria Ward regarding Philadelphia
|6 February 1792
|Ward, Artemas (1727-1800)
|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."
|Morality and Ethics Health and Medical Children and Family Education Finance
|Ward, Artemas (1727-1800) Ward, Maria (1764-1833)
|Health & Medicine; Children & Family; Education
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859