Hannah Hix Letter

Letter from Hannah Hix to her Husband Henry who is working as a teamster between Albany and Fort Edwards New York.
Henry Hix is the servant of tavern keeper Lieutenant Fellows Billings, lot 11 East side.
Hannah is 7 months pregnant at the time of this letter and has at least two children. Her son Henry was later born in September of that year. Three more of her children were born in Sunderland, the last being on February 9, 1765.
It is not evident if this letter ever made its way to Albany and back, a distance of over 200 miles. If it did make the journey its existence today is all the more remarkable.

Date

July 23, 1759

Format

Ink on paper

Source

S.H.S. collection.

Citation

Hannah Hix and Jonathan Ballard., “Hannah Hix Letter,” Swampfield Historical Society, accessed August 9, 2022, https://swampfieldhistorical.org/items/show/133.

Title

Hannah Hix Letter

Subject

Letter from Hannah to her husband Henry.

Description

Letter from Hannah Hix to her Husband Henry who is working as a teamster between Albany and Fort Edwards New York.
Henry Hix is the servant of tavern keeper Lieutenant Fellows Billings, lot 11 East side.
Hannah is 7 months pregnant at the time of this letter and has at least two children. Her son Henry was later born in September of that year. Three more of her children were born in Sunderland, the last being on February 9, 1765.
It is not evident if this letter ever made its way to Albany and back, a distance of over 200 miles. If it did make the journey its existence today is all the more remarkable.

Creator

Hannah Hix and Jonathan Ballard.

Source

S.H.S. collection.

Date

July 23, 1759

Format

Ink on paper

Text

Sunderlan July the 23 1759
loving husband after my love to you I would inform that I am well I and our children through the Devine goodnes as I hope these lines will find you. through the goodness of god I am as well as can be excpedid but I would inform that I keep about but I don't excpet to keep bout much longer be att all times loking unto the throne of grace tho we are att grate distanc of. we have one god to look unto we believe your prayers for us as I hope evre prayers were for you tho we are att grate distans we have one god to look unto att all times of destnes I would desire you to think of your talk that you and I had together before you went it way as to news we have none Sunderland pepole are well in jeneral the widden arraow her daughter lives her with me so I remain your loving wife Hannah hix

sir this my free speeches to you I would inform you that I am well through the goodness of god as I hope these lines will find you. so I reman your lo..... frind Jonathan Ballard

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Ink on paper.

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