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Box 8

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Contains 83 Results:

Shipley, Joseph (Liverpool to Ferris, Benjamin, 1848

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ALS to "Dear Cousin" concerning a plot of land. Also, draft of Ferris's letter to his cousin Thomas S. Newlin concerning same plot; Ferris was the Arbitrator of the Will of Thomas Shipley. Joseph Shipley (1795-167) was a banker who made his fortune in London. He returned to Delaware in retirement and built Rockwood, a mansion in Newark. His niece, Sarah (1812-186) married Edward Bringhurst, the son of Dr. Joseph and Deborah (Ferris) Bringhurst..

Dates: 1848

Shivers, Thomas (Philadelphia) to Ferris, Benjamin, 1847

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2 ALsS concerning challenge the inheritance of an African-American, Hamlet Ross. Ferris requested to be a witness.

Dates: 1847

Smith, Richard M. to Ferris, Benjamin, 1822 1 mo 25

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ALS. Smith (1788-1826) was recorded minister of Burlington Monthly Meeting. Relating to the controversy facing the Society of Friends.

Dates: 1822 1 mo 25

Smith, Samuel (Wilmington) to Ferris, Benjamin, 1834, 1840

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ALS with appreciation of Ferris's letter from New York State. ALS of 1840 mentions illness of George F. White and Joseph Parrish and the tarring of Daniel Neale.

Dates: 1834, 1840

Springer, C. (Ohio) to Ferris, Benjamin, 1842 10mo 25

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ALS concerning History of Swedes on the Delaware, together with Ferris's draft/copy; 10mo 29, requesting genealogical information about the Springer family

Dates: 1842 10mo 25

Stabler, Thomas P. (Brookeville) to Ferris, Benjamin, 1851-1852

 File — Box: 8
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2 ALsS. 1851: Reports that Baltimore Yearly Meeting met agreeably; subject of Colonization Society discussed. Stabler's mother was a close friend of Philip and Rachel Price, and he recounts a story about Eli H. Price which was told by Rachel to his mother in the 1852 letter.

Dates: 1851-1852