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Papers of the Winthrop Family, Volume 1

Margaret Winthrop to John Winthrop1
Winthrop, Margaret Winthrop, John
To Mr. J. W. at Mr. Downings London dddd
My most deare Husban

I haue no way to manifeast my loue to you but by these my vnworthy lines, which I woulde intreate you to except from hir that loueth you with an vnfayned hart. I shall now know what it is to want a loueing husban that I may more prise and essteme of him when I haue him. my mother is cominge to you aboute a weak or fortnight hence and so I shall be depryued of you booth. I pray god I may by fayth la holde on Christ Jesus and his benifites that he may be in stead of husband and mother and all other frends by the comfort of his holy spirit. I prayse god we are all heare in helth Mr. Ley is gone home and returneth no more till thursday com senight. I pray remember my loue to my brothers and sisters and cosins my blesings to my sonne John and my daughter Mary thus with my best loue to your selfe desiring to be remembred in your prayers I commit you to the lord and rest Your obedient wife

M. W. 10 Apurel 1627.

my mother remembreth hir lou to you all. you shall receue by the caryer your bedding and a cupple of capons

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W. 1. 21; L. and L. , I. 227.