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Dated Oct. 19th 1785
at W. Stockbridge
Dr. P.

Recd Oct. 19th 1785
at Richmond

Doctr Wm Stodd Williams
at Bishop's Esqr

My friend

Friend Boughton last Sabbath
had something of a partial crisis his
fever moderate for a day or more then
began to increase again. He is low
and nervous. wishes to see you if con-
venient. I am of the opinion that
his fever last 'till the 21st day if not
longer. You Sister Patty has been
at W. & Ss since monday now returns. is
sorry she has not seen you, blaim not
her, but me. - it may be possible
to disoblige persons when your in-
tentions are the contrary. -
Doctor S. goes for Boston monday Morn.
I am Yours -

Wednesday 2 o'l [?] O. Partridge

Dr. Williams

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Oliver Partridge (1712-1792) of Hatfield, Massachusetts, was visiting in West Stockbridge, in Berkshire County, where he owned land, in October of 1785. His concern for the health of a friend was written in a letter to another friend, William Stoddard Williams, a doctor. Dr. Williams had recently begun to practice medicine in Richmond after finishing his apprenticeship with Dr. Sergeant in West Stockbridge. The "Doctor S" referred to in the letter is probably Dr. Erastus Sergeant of that town.


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Letter to Dr. William Stoddard Williams from Oliver Partridge

author   Oliver Partridge (1712-1792)
date   Oct 19, 1785
location   Stockbridge, Massachusetts
height   8.0"
width   6.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L99.025

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