|Title||Pember, Jacob R. Wallet Contents|
|Dates of Creation||May 26, 1769 - 1862 (bulk 1817 - 1826)|
|Scope & Content||
Papers contained in the Red Leather Wallet marked Jacob R. Pember. Included among the papers are letters written by various family members. A few are from Jacob Read Pember to his Aunt Betsey Pember. The first one in 1818 after he had visited her and the second in 1825 when he writes to tell her that he has finished school and is uncertain of his future. Other letters include informing family who do not live in the relative vicinity of the deaths of family members including the wife of Elijah Pember and Samuel Pember. The remaining two letters are updates on health and informing family they have arrived safely home.
Also include among the papers is a brief genealogy written by Jacob Read on his immediate family with a number of names abbreviated. Other papers include a certification of marriage between Jacob Pember and Violet Hidden, two poems with one handwritten, an unidentified clipping of a man, and a promissory note to deliver eight pounds worth of cattle to Elijah Tory signed by Elijah and Samuel Pember March 26, 1769 in East Windsor (Connecticut).
Additionally, a commission from George Pitken a Lieutenant Colonel in the Continental Army for Samuel Pember as charged by the Continental Congress as a Sergeant in the Second Company in the Fourth Regiment to serve in the United States Revolution. Signed on October 10, 1775.
Pember, Jacob R.
|Credit line||Gift of Mrs. Ehrick Maynes (Jame Pember)|