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Call No.: bMS 742
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Epes, Sargent, 1721-1779
Title: Epes, Sargent, 1721-1779. Letter, 1765.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 letter)
Abstract: This is a letter from Epes Sargent to his son Epes Jr., written in 1765.
Epes Sargent, (1721-1779), was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts to Epes and Esther McCarty Sargent. He was a ship owner, and at one time he owned ten vessels which were employed in the fisheries and foreign commerce. He married Catherine Osborn Sargent in 1745, and they had two sons, Epes Jr., and John. Epes Jr. was born in Gloucester in 1748, and John was born in 1751.
This autograph, signed letter, dated 1765, is addressed to the writer's son, Epes Sargent Jr. It talks about the afterlife, and expresses the father's affection for his son. A transcription of the letter is included.