Contains 83 Results:
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..
TL (copy) concerning British intervention in American war.
2 ALsS concerning challenge the inheritance of an African-American, Hamlet Ross. Ferris requested to be a witness.
ALS, daughter of Amos Smith
ALS. Smith (1788-1826) was recorded minister of Burlington Monthly Meeting. Relating to the controversy facing the Society of Friends.
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.
ALS concerning the New York State Indians
ALS concerning History of Swedes on the Delaware, together with Ferris's draft/copy; 10mo 29, requesting genealogical information about the Springer family
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.