Dear Obour

I recd. last evening your kind & friendly Letter, and am not a little
animated thereby. I hope ever to follow your good advices and be resignd to
the afflicting hand of a seemingly frowning Providence. I have recd. the
money you sent for the 5 Books & 2/6 more for another, which I now send
& wish safe to hand. Your tenderness for my welfare demands my gratitude
Assist me, dear Obour! to Praise our great benefactor, for the innumerable
Benefits continually pour'd upon me, that while he strikes one Comfort dead
he raises up another. But O, that I could dwell on, & delight in him alone
above every other Object! While the world hangs loose about us we shall
not be in painful anxiety in giving up to God, that which he first gave to us,
Your letter came by Mr. Pemberton, who brings you the book you wrote
for. I shall wait upon Mrs. Whitwell with your Letter, and am,
Dear Sister, ever Affectionately, your

Phillis Wheatley

I have recd by some of the last ships
300 more of my Poems. --

Boston
May 6, 1774

[Address]

To
Miss Obour Tanner
New Port
Rhode Island.
favd. by Mr.
Pemberton

Given me by Mrs. William Beecher -- April 28, 1857.
Mrs. Beecher knew the colored woman, Obour Tan-
ner to whom it was addressed, -- for she lived to a
great age.

22.8 cm x 18.5 cm

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