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Yeates, Carson Collection, 1700-1874

Call number:  MG-207

3 boxes     94 folders     1.5 cubic ft.


Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

 

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 5

 

Description:  Collection spans period from 1700-1874, covering several generations and a variety of topics, and gives insight into family and local social history. Includes judgment, receipts, estate accounts, correspondence, biographical sketch of Jasper Yeates'grandfather, land draft, land surveys, memos, indentures, extract of will, Commonwealth order, financial records, land agreements, list of books sent to Phineas Bond for binding, certificates with seals, copies of poems, bonds, eviction notices, and a note for subscription shares.

 

Creator:  Yeates, Jasper; Yeates, Sarah; Yeates family; Shippen family; Burd family.

 

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

 

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

 

Language:  English

 

Source of Acquisition:  Purchased by the Lancaster County Historical Society.

Related Materials: MG-205 The Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection; MG-206 The Yeates, Aungst Collection

 

Box 1

Folder 1
1. Receipt of Judgment, concerning Samuel Chandlour and Isaac Warner, Philadelphia, dated February 11, 1703, signed by Jasper Yeates, (grandfather of Jasper Yeates of Lancaster).
2. Fragment of [receipt], concerning a sum of money, dated August 2, [1698], signed by Jasper Yeates, (grandfather of Jasper Yeates of Lancaster).
3. Memo. Details career of Jasper Yeates' grandfather written by his grandson. Dates from 1700 to 1726.
4. Biographical sketch of Jasper Yeates' grandfather, typed. References the fact that biographical material can be found in The Descendants of Joran Kyn of New Sweden, by G. B. Keen, 1913, pages 40-51.

 

Folder 2
1. Letter to Humphry Morrey, Distiller in Philadelphia, from J. W. [Annis] in London. Dated February 28, 1718. Cites and lists business transactions.
2a. Estate Account, hand copy, for the estate of George Budd with the estate of Humphry Morrey, both deceased. Enumerates financial transactions from 1721 through 1761.
2b. Estate Account, hand copy, for the estate of George Budd with the estate of Humphry Morrey, both deceased. Enumerates financial transactions from 1721 through 1761. Contains handwritten note dated March 28, 1774.
2c. Estate Account, hand copy, for the estate of George Budd with the estate of Humphry Morrey, both deceased. Enumerates financial transactions from 1721 through 1761.
3. Account of Cash Received, for sale of 1850 acres of land in the Jerseys, belonging to the estate of Humphry Morrey. Lists purchases and amounts due of Frederick Millar, Adam Millar, Abraham Vanwinkle, Johannes Snyder, Tunes Peer, Isaac Vandine, Peter Hyler, James Millage, Limuel Bowers, Joseph Hopple, Simeon Vanwinkle, David Aukreman, Thomas Stags, John and Caleb Rude, Humphry Davenport, Stephen and Absalom Wiggings, Abraham Peer, Thomas Wiggins, Christian Lowreans. Dated November 2, 1761.
4. Letter, hand copy, from Edward Shippen to William Allen, Esq., from Lancaster, dated October 9, 1761. Concerns the sale of cousin [Humphry] Morrey's 1850 acres. Description of the land, and mentions John Scott, surveyor. The original letter accompanied the draught (map) of the land.
5. Draught, map of the Morrey land showing parcels purchased with purchasers' names. In the upper right corner is a copy of John Scott's letter to Edward Shippen.
6. Survey, hand copy, of Humphry Morrey's Land in the Jerseys and a copy of John Scott's survey. Shows comparison of the two surveys.
7. Summary account of sales, hand copy, of Humphry Morrey's land. Note states that the original was sent to William Allen, Esq. on October 9, 1761.
8. Memorandum for Edward Shippen. Lists activities to be performed in connection with the Morrey land settlement.
9. Account, hand copy, of John Scott, surveyor against the estate of George Budd, in connection with the survey of the Morrey property. Note signed by Edward Shippen indicates the original was sent to William Allen. Dates cover activities which occurred 1744 through 1761.
10. Agreement of sale, the Morrey property, No. 11, which was sold to John and Caleb Rude. Dated January 11, 1763.
11a. Accounts of expenses, three accounts stitched together with notes appended. All concern the estate of Humphry Morrey and George Budd. Accounts outline the expenses of Edward Shippen and John Scott. Note states this document is the second account of the above estate which was sent by Edward Shippen to his son Edward on July 9, 1770.
11b. Accounts of expenses, three accounts with notes appended, unstitched. All concern the estate of Humphry Morrey and George Budd. Accounts outline the expenses of Edward Shippen and John Scott. Note states this document is the second account of the above estate which was sent by Edward Shippen to his son Edward on July 9, 1770.

Folder 3
1. Note concerning Samuel Bethel who died winter 1739 or 1740. Mentioned are Samuel Bethel's daughter Mary, who married Dr. Samuel Boude, and son Samuel Bethel. Note cites letters of administration were granted to Sarah Bethel, widow, on October 15, 1740. This note is undated.
2. Letter from John Currie to Jasper Yeates, Great Valley, Chester County to Lancaster, dated December 12, 1766. Expresses gratitude for business services rendered by Yeates.
3. Letter from John Miller to Jasper Yeates, Churchill, Chester County to Lancaster, dated December 12, 1766. Concerns an account against Miller by Daniel McPherson an executor of a Mr. Richardson's will.
4. Letter from James Craig to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 20, 1766. Concerns several items of business, mentions William West, George Shank.
5. Indenture, dated January 23, 1767. Mortgage No. 674, of Stephen Wells and wife Sarah held by William White. Property located on Orange Street in Lancaster. Witnessed by Edward Shippen and sealed.
6. Extract of will of a Mr. Johnson who leaves his estate to Ann Johnson, his wife, and three sisters, Ann, Catherine and Rebecca. A note dates the original as August 12, 1767.
7. Letter, Joseph Swift to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia, dated September 1, 1767. Cites a paper which a Mrs. Plumsted wishes forwarded and a judgment bond against Edward White.
8. Commonwealth order to the sheriff of Lancaster County concerning one Jehu Hollingsworth who owes damages as decreed by law to Susannah Graffe and George Swartz, dated January 22, 1788. Reverse side contains an enumeration of costs.
9. Warrant, hand copies, of John Penn, Thomas Penn and Richard Penn to Samuel Blunston. Note of Jasper Yeates in lower left states, "A true copy compared with the Original. Carlisle 29 May 1783. J. Yeates". The original was dated January 11, 1733.

Folder 4
1. Letter, George Yeates to John Yeates, ( Uncle and father of Jasper Yeates), to Philadelphia, dated January 5, 1738. Business matters.
2. Letter, George Yeates to John Yeates, to Philadelphia, dated January 15, 1738. Continuation of the January 5 communication.
3. Letter, John Yeates (nephew) to John Yeates, to Philadelphia from Barbados dated February 7, 1743 and March 6, 1743. Concerns a shipment of goods to be sold in Barbados.
4. Statement of Account of John Yeates to Samuel McCall. Dated January 31, 1752. On reverse side is an account with John Wilcocks regarding proceeds of sale of rum and tobacco. Also Mentions a T. Wallcott.
5. Letter, Wm. Street to John Yeates, Fayal to Philadelphia, dated December 22, 1751. Business correspondence pertaining to a cargo of wine.
6. Letter, John Frekes to John Yeates, Barbados, dated March 23, 1755. Business concerning a shipment of sugar.
7. Letter, John Yeates to Gessey (son Jasper Yeates), Annapolis dated March 28,1765. News about the elder Yeates' situation as a customs official and request for a horse.
8. Letter, John Yeates to Gessey (son Jasper Yeates), Vienna on Nanticoke River to Lancaster, dated July 31, 1765. Acknowledges news of the death of John's son James, disposition of his possessions, the start of Jasper's career in the law and other news.

Folder 5  Booklet. W. U. Hensel, Esq., The Passing of an Old Landmark, Lancaster, Pa., Press of the New Era Printing Company, 1915. Concerns the Edw. Shippen House, razed for the Lancaster YWCA.

Folder 6
1. Land survey, dated 1751. Land situated in Germantown on Main Street and Plumb Street. Documents the Joseph Shippen and Edward Shippen properties. Also that of John Zachary, Dewald, Jacob Naglee, Wynard Nice.
2. Land survey, dated August 31, 1769. For a tract of land called Leghorn Situate belonging to Patrick Rice, on the southside of the West Branch of the Susquehanna in Berks County. Certified as a true copy by John Lukens. Also signed by Edward Lynch. Note on the reverse in Jasper Yeates' hand states, "I paid Henry Donnel for Surveying the Tract, L2.3/6. October 29, 1796."
3. Photocopy of pages from book. Portrait of an Early American Family: The Shippens of Pennsylvania Across Five Generations, pages 36, 37 concern Joseph Shippen 1679-1741. Also, copy of portrait and a drawing of the Shippen country house at Germantown.

Folder 7
1. Record of Partition, case between Samuel Boude and wife against Samuel Bethel, dated August 1751 term of His Majesties County Court of Common Pleas for the County of Lancaster. Signed by Edward Shippen.
2. Receipt of Edward Shippen to William Rasin, dated December 2, 1752. Signed by Edward Shippen.
3. Letter, copy and forwarding note. Copy is of a letter sent by Joseph Shippen to Edward Shippen. The note was sent to Peter Millar. The letter concerns the printing of tavern and marriage licenses for Joseph Shippen by Millar. The note is signed by Edward Shippen.
4. Letter, Samuel Budd to Edward Shippen in Lancaster, dated March 19, 1765. Concerns business about land.
5. Letter, Edward Shippen to Mason & Dixon, from Lancaster, dated June 22, 1767. Concerns the survey of the line between Maryland and Pennsylvania, supplies, and Indians for the activities. Mention of Col. (James) Burd.
6. Letter, Henry Pearce to Edward Shippen IV, Poplar Neck to Philadelphia, dated February 13, 1785. Concerns various business matters. 7. Certificate of depreciation. Edward Shippen to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 10, 1785. Purchased by Shippen from Thomas Forest on behalf of Yeates.
8. Receipt of Edward Shippen for a subscription for the 5th Volume of the American Museum. Dated March 11, 1789. signed Mathew Carey.
9. Receipt of Edward Shippen for a subscription to the Penn. Packet and Daily Advertiser, January 1788 till January 1789. Signed T. Ballentine.
10. Receipt of Edward Shippen for a subscription to the Philadelphia Gazette and Universal Daily Advertiser, April 1798 till April 1799, dated June 20, 1799. Signed for Andrew Brown by Thomas Smith.

Folder 8
1. Letter, James Burd to Edward Shippen, Shippensburg to destination unknown, dated March 30, 1753. Details of business activities on the frontier, also news of Burd's family.
2. Letter (copy), James Burd to John Bell, Shippensburg dated December 26, 1753. Original of letter which was in response to action by Burd's creditors was accompanied by an inventory of Burd's possessions.

Folder 9
1. Letter, James Burd to Edward Shippen, Shippensburg to Lancaster, dated January 21, 1755. An update of progress at Shippensburg and a request for a pair of spectacles.
2. Letter, Mary Burd (aunt of Jasper Yeates) to Jasper and Sarah Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated September 28, 1767. A note to her favorite nephew inviting Jasper and Sarah to see her if they come to town.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Mrs. Shippen, her grandmother, Tinian to destination not noted, dated August 20, 1773. Sarah tells of her arrival without the "least accident" and sends thanks from her family for the gift.
4. Letter, James Burd to Edward Burd (son), Tinian to Reading, dated March 28, 1774. About cloth requested by the elder Burd and dispute of land boundary. Attached to the letter is a one page copy of a letter from a William Thomson to Col. James Burd about land on the Ohio River.
5. Letter, John Yeates to Jasper Yeates, New Castle to Lancaster, dated May 30,1774. A letter of recommendation of the bearer, a Mr. Duff, who aspires to set up a Latin School in Lancaster. A post script requests an action to be taken against George Ross who promised to send the elder Yeates 10 or 12 pounds of tobacco.
6. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Mrs. Shippen, her grandmother, Tinian to destination not noted, dated April 17, 1775. Sarah notes her friends have been found in perfect health and that "Mr. Yeates set off for Carlisle about eleven o'clock." Family news.
7. Note, Sarah Yeates to Edward Shippen, no origin or destination or date. Note requests advice as to how to inform Mr. and Mrs. Burd that Sarah's brother (Edward Burd) has been taken prisoner (of the British).
8. Letter, John Ewing (nephew) to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 19, 1787. Tells of arrival in the city on the way to a stay in Jersey. References are to Aunt and Cousin Peggy.
9. Letter, Jasper Yeates to Edward Burd, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated August 3, 1789. Provides an update of some mutual business matters and requests Burd assist with some matters in Philadelphia.

Folder 10
1. Letter, Edward Shippen III to son, Lancaster to destination not noted, dated May 20, 1758. Business matters.
2. Letter, Edward Shippen III to son, Lancaster to destination not noted, dated August 5, 1758. Writes about the situation of war between the English and French. "O poor England thou must Soon become a Province of France."

Folder 11
1. Letter, Jaquelin Ambler to Jasper Yeates, York Town Virginia to Philadelphia, dated June 20, 1760. A friend writes to Yeates at college requesting to hear from him from time to time.
2. Letter, Jaquelin Ambler to Jasper Yeates, Virginia to Philadelphia, dated February 10, 1761. Youthful concerns and advice.
3. Letter, William Fleming to Jasper Yeates (it appears so from the file notation in Yeates' hand on the letter), Bermuda to destination not noted, dated August 21, 1762. Notation states the letter arrived on October 15, 1762. A friend writes of mutual acquaintances.
4. Letter, Mark Grime to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster (at Edw. Shippen's), dated April 13, 1766. A friendly letter which discusses the fact that Yeates' letter to Grime was opened by a Mrs. B. through whom it had been forwarded. Letter also notes that "our guns at the Battery Barracks were discovered to have been all...up."
5. Letter, Mark Grime to Jasper Yeates (it appears so from the note in Yeates' hand on the letter), Philadelphia to destination not noted, May 4, 1765. Current matters, mutual acquaintances, and condolences on the death of Yeates' brother.
6. Letter, Mark Grime to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 7,1766. News of Philadelphia and the illness of Mr. Peters, comments on British vessels in the river and their strict surveillance of American trade.
7. Letter, Mark Grime to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 30, 1767. Grime laments the lack of society among "schoolfellows" in the city. "Tis money not merit makes the man."
8. Letter, J. Ambler to Jasper Yeates, Virginia to "Student at College", Philadelphia, February 18, 1767. Ambler is concerned that when Mr. Yeates moves to England he will have more worthy acquaintances and forget his old ones.

Folder 12

1. Memorandum Book of Jasper Yeates commencing April 1, 1760 with last date noted as February 15, 1787. The book kept account of borrowers from Yeates' library.
2. List of books sent for binding to Phineas Bond. Lists titles and costs. Dated July 1, 1789.
3. List of books sent to Phineas Bond. Lists titles and costs. Dated December 2, 1789.

Folder 13
1. Letter, John Inglis to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 25, 1764. About the return of Yeates' Works of Pope which he lent to Inglis, Yeates' fathers return from Maryland, and the "damned ribaldry & scurility which seems to employ our worthy people at present."
2. Letter, Samuel Inglis to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 27, 1766. Concerns obtaining the salary of John Yeates (father) for services to the Crown as Customs Officer.
3. Letter, Samuel Inglis to Jasper Yeates, origin unnoted to Lancaster, dated December 26, 1767. Letter accompanied some items sent to Yeates and wishes him well on his forthcoming marriage to Sarah Burd. The writer congratulates Yeates on his good choice.
4. Letter, John Inglis to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 6, 1769. Business matters, items to be secured in Lancaster for the city trade.
5. Letter, John Inglis to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 23, 1769. Business Matters, butter from Lancaster and no need for the hemp. "it is to be found cheaper in Market Street."
6. Letter, Msrs. John Inglis & Son to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 1, 1769. Requests Yeates to find a manufacturer of net twine in Lancaster. Jasper Yeates' copies of two replies follow. They are dated August 8, 1769 and August 18, 1769, respectively.
7. Letter, Msrs. John Inglis & Son to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 27, 1769. Cites receipt of letters of August 8 and 18 and satisfaction with the sample of twine. Provides an order at a price stipulated for all that can be produced by November provided the quality is consistent with the sample.
8. Letter, John Inglis to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 18, 1773. Business matters concerning a refund of funds to Yeates.
9. Letter, Andrew Ten Eick to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, October 23, 1778. Business matters concerning a shipment of hemp sent to Mr. Inglis.

Folder 14
1. Certificate, sealed, of Jasper Yeates' having taken the oaths of Allegiance, Supremacy, and Abjuration. Lancaster County dated May 8, 1765.
2. Certificate, sealed, of Jasper Yeates' admission to the court of Lancaster County. Lancaster County dated May 20, 1765.
3. Certificate, sealed, duplicate of #2.
4. Certificate, sealed, of Jasper Yeates' admission as attorney of the Supreme Court. Philadelphia October 5, 1765.

Folder 15
1. Letter, Samuel Carsan to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 14, 1766. Describes the surgery of Mr. Latham and some goods.
2. Letter, William Mitchell to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated September 13, 1766. Note about a lot of books procured for Yeates. An enumeration of titles and costs is included.
3. Letter, Samuel Carsan to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 24, 1767. Concerning business matters in resolving the estate of John Yeates.
4. Letter, Samuel Carsan to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to destination not noted, dated August 12, 1767. Sending the "Laws" and news of a secret marriage between Ruth and G. Thompson.

Folder 16
1. Letter, Mary Shippen Burd to [Sarah Burd], Middle Town to destination not noted, dated September 25, 1766. News of Mama's recovery.
2. Letter, Mary Shippen Burd to Sarah Burd Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated October 30, 1769. Apologizes for not writing, family news.
3. Letter, Mary Shippen Burd to Sarah Burd Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated November 23, 1769. Writes of anticipation of Jasper Yeates' visit to Tinian.
4. Letter, Mary Shippen Burd to Sarah Burd Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated December 30, 1769. Personal illness. Remedy was garlic and a bag with camfer, rue, and wormwood, a brief description of Christmas and little Josy.
5. Letter, Mary Shippen Burd to Sarah Burd Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated May 19, 1770. Grandmama paid a visit and the good news that Sarah is well and that little Molly grows finely has been received via a letter from Grandpapa.
6. Letter, Mary Shippen Burd to Sarah Burd Yeates, Tinian to destination unknown, dated September 5, 1770. News of Mama's recovery.

Folder 17
1. Letter, James Mowbray to Jasper Yeates, Vienna to [Lancaster], dated February 13, 1766. Mowbray reports a rumor to Yeates that the person, Henry, who put up Yeates' father and sister said he would not take a farthing for it, which the writer has disputed because he heard that Yeates made an acknowledgement for it.
2. Letter, Joseph Swift to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, June 2, 1770. Concerns sale of a "place" (farm), mentions a Mr. Plumsted and Mr. McCall. Also states, "I have no prospect of having the Bells imported here this Fall, a total stoppage of Importation will I believe continue."
3. Letter, John Lindsay to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster, dated November 5, 1770. The writer is anxious to come back to work for Jasper. "I think Schoolkeeping dont agree with me."
4. Note, George Asten to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 4, 1771. Indicates dispatch of " six pounds best Rappee Snuff" via John McGlochlin.
5. Letter, Alex Wilcocks to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 2, 1777. Contains a copy of Yeates' reply to Wilcocks, dated January 13, 1777. Discusses the situation in the city and the expected British invasion, Washington's success in Trenton, and a report that Ned Shippen and Tommy Cox were taken prisoner near Trenton. The reason for the letter is business and purchase of land particularly a Capt. Callender's Estate in Cumberland County. Yeates' reply details the characteristics of the land and the price.
6. Letter, Matthias Slough to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Yorktown, dated April 25, 1780. Informs Yeates that Mrs. Yeates "was happily delivered of a daughter a Verry fine child and both verry well."
7. Note of shipment, goods contained on a sloop in plying Caribbean waters. Note in Yeates' writing states, "Dr. Houston to Dr. Morgan. May 1780."
8. Draft petition of borough of Lancaster, proposes a powder magazine for the borough. Dated December 15, 1784.
9. Letter, John Sparhawk to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 8, 1786. Business matter, concerns money due the writer. 10. Letter, Joseph Swift to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 15, 1787. Personal letter from a friend which accompanies a copy of a bond from Hon Hays of Millers Town to Joseph and George Swift. The latter owed money by Hays, are considering legal action through Yeates.
11. Statement of interest, written by the hand of Jasper Yeates. Four transactions are shown which are dated September and October 1790.
Folder 18
1. Letter, William Kinnersley to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 24, 1771. Personal letter from a schoolmate who is planning to enter the medical profession, contains a poem and requests Yeates write.
2. Poem, probably copied by the hand of Sarah Yeates. The poem "couplets were written after the decease of Mrs. Joseph Shippen - by a Friend of that Ladies."
3. Poem, probably copied by the hand of Sarah Yeates. Note states the poem was written by Mrs. Graff.

Folder 19
1. Note, dated October 26, 1776. States, "Mr. Boreman Please to fill this womans little bag with Salt -" (signed) G. Morgan. [The note may regard an Indian woman.]
2. Note to Mr. Boreman from Jasper Yeates, dated September 14, 1776. Request for powder and lead.
3. Note to Mr. Boreman from Jasper Yeates, dated September 16, 1776. Request for a kittle to be returned again.
4. Note to Mr. Boreman from Jasper Yeates, dated September 25, 1776. Requests a list of articles for the Chippewa Chief.
5. Note to Mr. Boreman from George Morgan, dated October 17, 1776. Requests a delivery of Wampum to "this Delaware Woman".
6. Note signed by John Novill, undated. Requests a shirt and blanket for the White Fishes son. A note in the bottom left corner authorizes the delivery to a Mr. Hollenback.

Folder 20
1. Note, signed by William Smith, Philadelphia, June 16, 1791. Receipt of payment from Samuel Wetherill who was engaged to pay William Ringham in connection with the estate of James Young.
2. Letter, C. Read to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated February 24, 1797. Requests Yeates to intercede in behalf of Read's son-in-law, an attorney who lacks formal recognition, because his practice is remote (Pittsburgh).
3. Letter, Edward Crawford to Jasper Yeates, Chambersburg to Lancaster, dated December 28, 1799. Crawford requests Yeates to intercede in Crawford's behalf on a matter of impropriety for which the Governor might remove Crawford.
4. Letter, Matthew McAlister to Jasper Yeates, Savannah to Lancaster, dated July 14, 1800. Letter of introduction for Mr. William Gibbons, Esq.
5. Letter, Thomas Hartley to Jasper Yeates, Yorke Town to Lancaster, dated August 13, 1800. Concerns a farm in Buffalo Valley and a dispute as to the status of the mortgage.
6. Letter, James Ross to Jasper Yeates, Washington D.C. to Lancaster, dated February 9, 1801. News of events in the capital, passing of a judiciary bill, the coming election for president.
7. Letter, John Hubley to Edward Burd, Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of Pa., Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated October 15, 1801. Concerns interest paid on turnpike stock on behalf of Abraham Witmer, John Hubley, and Andrew Graff.
8. Letter, Thomas Smith to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 10, 1804. Describes details of Smith's holding court in Wayne County and the intolerable heat.
9. Note, signed A. Elliott to Jasper Yeates, dated February 12, 1807. "The members of the Board are divided in opinion on your petition:".
10. Letter, Parker Campbell to Jasper Yeates, Washington to Lancaster, dated July 14, 1813. Campbell writes about a recurrence of the situation which took place in the case of Dorrey vs. Jackson in the Western Country and requests Yeates consider whether action should be taken by the judges of the court.

Folder 21
1. Receipt, enumerates payment for land made by Peter Millar, dated January 21,1768. Stitched to the receipt is another one of Samuel Rudd.
2. Letter, William Mitchell to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 14, 1771. The writer requests legal services in behalf of his father in order to collect a debt from the estate of James Hunter.
3. Letter, Mark Grime to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 20, 1770. A friend of Yeates writes on a business matter at the request of Mrs. Dyer who seeks some settlement from the estate of George Douglas formerly of Pensacola.
4. Letter, Thomas Cullen to Jasper Yeates, York Town to Lancaster, dated March 24, 1771. A business matter.
5. Letter, Robert Sim to Jasper Yeates, origin unknown to Lancaster, dated June 8, 1771. A dispute of accounts has arisen between Sim and Stephen Porter and the writer requests Yeates' legal services.
6. Letter, Joseph Rose to Jasper Yeates, York to Lancaster, dated June 27, 1771. Requests an opinion of Yeates in the case of an action in 1767 concerning John McSurly and Andrew Bay.
7. Letter, David Hoge to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated July 14,1771. The sheriff requests the services of the hangman.
8. Letter, Thomas Limon to Jasper Yeates, Fort Augusta to Lancaster, dated February 20, 1772. Requests information on the collection of funds from Thomas Coins.
9. Note, written in the hand of Jasper Yeates about the conveyance of land. Mentioned are Fredrick White, Henry and John Slaymaker, John Biggert.
10. Document, sealed of the Sheriff of Lancaster County. Case of Timothy Peaceable, Christian Crall, Samuel Simpson. Document is dated February 4, 1779 and signed John Hubley.

Folder 22
1. Inventory, silverware. Written by the hand of Jasper Yeates. February 24, 1768 to January 7, 1813.
2. Note. Joseph Morton debtor, to Levi Massey, dated November 3, 1770. Massey is attempting to collect for leather work from the estate of Morton.
3. Inventory, furniture and moveables. Describes items room by room enumerates value. Dated January 1, 1773.
4. Inventory, furniture and moveables. Describes items by location and enumerates value. No date.
5. Receipt, of Jasper Yeates for the purchase of a house and half lot of ground, dated August 31, 1775. Signed William Hamilton, witnessed by George Ross and Andrew Graff.
6. Bond of debt, of John Ewing to Jasper Yeates. Pre-printed document filled in at time of execution. Dated June 18, 1785, signed John Ewing, witnessed by M. Yeates and Edward Hand.
7. Letter, Thomas Forrest to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, May 11, 1786. The writer is replying to Yeates request to purchase of unfunded certificates. High cost is mentioned due to "the sale of the governours house and City Lotts."
8. Letter, Thomas Forrest to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, September 21, 1786. The writer expresses dismay that the certificates previously sent have not reached Yeates. Additional news of financial instruments.
9. Memo, to Conrad Hanse from Jasper Yeates, dated September 9, 1791. Describes detailed requirements of a coach to be built for Yeates.
10. Letter, Jasper Yeates to William Brown, Carlisle to Chambersburg, dated May 17, 1796. Yeates wishes to take action against Bernard, a leasee, who has cut down seven acres of the best timber at Chambersburg.
11. Letter, William Brown to Jasper Yeates, Chambersburg to Lancaster, dated August 13, 1798. Bernard applied to Brown to purchase the land in question.

Folder 23
1. Letter, draft, Jasper Yeates to Thomas Hartley, Lancaster, dated August 14,1800. Yeates writes a firm note to Hartley about a matter in dispute.
2. Indenture, between Jasper Yeates and Nathaniel Peoples, dated January 19, 1802. Yeates grants Peoples the right to farm land in Bald Eagle Township in the area adjoining the Nittainey Mountains.
3. Letter, William Brown to Jasper Yeates, Chambersburg to Lancaster, dated January 23, 1804. Brown was visited by Rutter who wants to lease Yeates' land in Strasburg.
4. Letter, McEuan, Hales, and Davidson to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 2, 1804. Acknowledges receipt of four thousand pounds made by Edward Burd on behalf of Yeates.
5. Letter, Jonathan Walker to Jasper Yeates, Bellefonte to Philadelphia via Lancaster, dated December 17, 1808. Concerns Yeates' land in the Nittainey Valley.
6. Letter, Jane McFadden to Jasper Yeates, Baltimore to Lancaster, dated August 28, 1810. Writer requests Yeates to send her "Child a long by the Stage or Some other Safe Conveyance."
7. Letter, Samuel Slaymaker to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Chambersburg, dated September 20, 1811. Slaymaker informs Yeates of a tenant for his Queen Street house.
8. Memo, of Jasper Yeates regarding two tracts of land in the Nittainey Valley. Entries are dated July 6, 1790 through June 3, 1815.
9. Notice, to Nathaniel Peoples from Jasper Yeates, Lancaster, dated November 9, 1816. Yeates requests Peoples to remove from the land.
10. Notice, Jasper Yeates appoints George Bressler of Bald Eagle Township to remove the tenants on the two tracts of land in the Nittainey Valley. Dated November 9, 1816.
11. Notice, property for sale. Printed notice of land to be sold on behalf of John Yeates, Esq. deceased. Notice is dated September 1847.

Folder 24
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 16, 1769. Lottery tickets, subpoenas, and boots.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 17, 1770. Business, a counterfeit bill, the Rosikrans Indictment and subpoenas, the revenue acts and merchants' decisions.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 5,1776. Purchase of a Negro Boy, certificate of foreigners naturalized at York, Carlisle, and Reading in May 1769, a woman who is indicted for adultery.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 1771. Return of the horse, "I was one of a party yesterday to a young Gentleman's Country Seat."
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 21, 1771. Business matters concerning Mr. Biddle's request.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 10, 1772. Business, Burd's examination upon doctrine of contingent reminders and executory devises, the governor's attention to Miss Masters.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to destination unknown, dated April 24, 1772. Business, the governor is to be married to Miss Masters this month.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated April 2, 1773. Business, "it afford me a great deal of pleasure to ride about the Circuit with you."
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated April 16, 1773. Business matters and Burd writes of his increasing business.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated January 2, 1773. Burd thanks Yeates for the trouble he has taken on his behalf, more business matters, and disappointment that the Yeateses were not at Tinian at Christmas, "Mr. James Scull was this day interred in the Quaker's Burial Ground."
11. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated November 30, 1773. "Mr. Weitzell...has paid me the whole Money."

Folder 25
1. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated January 29, 1769. Staying with Mama in Jasper's absence and some business matters.
2. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated January 31, 1769. Family matters.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Carlisle, dated October 21,1779. Business and family matters.
4. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated February 3, 1780. "Only think what a Rake I am grown up..." Sarah relates the amusements of the past several evenings. Also, "General Hands appointment has taken place. Mr. Willing is not dead."
5. Note, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Carlisle, dated April 17, 1781. Sarah writes to inform Jasper "our little daughter is in a fair way to do well she has about twenty come out."
6. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated August 1,1781. Sarah concerned for Jasper writes she will "set off a fryday."
7. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated May 27, 1782. Sarah writes of her newborn son and the name Jasper chose for him. Local news of the retaliatory the death of a 17 year old young man.
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated July 26, 1782. "The poor soldier is at last out of his Misery Sunday he was buried."
9. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated July 31, 1782. "I think there is nothing but Roguery through the World at present."
10. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated July 31,1782. Sarah writes to inform Jasper that she misquoted a woman's name in her previous letter and expresses concern that she has "wronged the innocent." Other family news.

Folder 26
1. Letter, William Mitchell to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 19, 1771. Apology for the lateness of goods and a note on the "Death of the Proprietor."
2. Petition, inhabitants of Lebanon Township to the representatives in the Pa. General Assembly, dated March 1786. Concerns the boundary of Lancaster County.
3. Letter, William Lewis to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated May 1, 1794. Offer to buy Yeates' horse because it matches the spirit and gate of one possessed by the writer.
4. Letter, Samuel Bethel to Jasper Yeates, Columbia to Lancaster, dated May 7, 1804. Concerns some pine boards Yeates wishes to buy.
5. Note of subsciption for shares, on the Bank of the US of Jasper Yeates, dated January 3, 1814.
6. Note of certificates of stock, in the name of Jasper Yeates. Notation indicates a subscription of 600 shares of US Bank and it is dated July 17, 1816.
7. List. "Names of Persons used by J. Yeates in his Subscription to the Bank of United States." List is undated, 44 names.

Folder 27
1. Letter, John Shippen to Joseph Shippen, Jr. Camp at Cherry's Mill, Youhiegeny to Plumley Farm, Chester County, dated October 31, 1794. The writer relates to his father his circumstances in the army, the daily life of a soldier, and a description of the companies assembled against the "Whiskey Men."
2. Letter, Joseph Galloway to Joseph Shippen, West River Maryland to Pennsylvania, dated November 12, 1777. The writer writes of his saltmaking business, the availability of commodities, and a reference to suffering inflicted by Howe's army.

Folder 28
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated February 21, 1775. Business matters.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated February 25, 1775. Concerns a pair of boots for the writer and his apprehension of a winter trip to Sunbury.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated February 26, 1775. A business matter which the writer wants Yeates to know about before Yeates' court adjournes.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated March 17, 1775. Business matter.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated July 22,1775. Business matters.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated November 17, 1775. Business matter concerning Mr. Ross.
7. Note, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated November 17, 1775. The note accompanied 75 pounds, which Burd received from Adam Witman destined for Mr. Hartley of York, through Yeates.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Lebanon to Lancaster, dated November 23, 1775. Business concerning the collection of money due Yeates.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, origin unknown to Lancaster, dated May 23, 1776. Pertains to the specific case of Cauk vs. Rust. 10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated July 6, 1776. The writer expresses his thoughts on and doubts about the Declaration of Independence and his impending service in the Continental Army.

Folder 29
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated May 7, 1777. Brief business and personal matters concerning a girl whom the writer is wooing.
2. Note, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated June 24, 1777. The note accompanied a letter to be forwarded to the writer's uncle.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated July 30,1777. The writer invites his brother-in-law and his family to Tinian, the home of Burd and Sarah Yeates parents. Business matters concerning complications in payment of debts.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated November 2, 1777. Burd wants his horse to be sold and the proceeds used to retire debt at Reading.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated November 17, 1777. Family matters concerning boys' pranks, salt peter for the winter and Burd's recovery from illness or injury at Long Island.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated December 14, 1777. Personal business regarding purchases and debts of Burd.
7. Receipt, of money paid by Samuel Inglis to Jasper Yeates in behalf of Edward Burd. Receipt is for hemp sold to Inglis by Burd. Dated August 15, 1778.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 8,1779. Business matters about money owed and money paid.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 5, 1779. Burd details the situation of a woman named Sue, who he describes as a wench, in the workhouse and the delivery of her child. Burd also writes of business and the procurement of provisions.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to destination uncertain, dated December 27, 1780. Burd writes in detail of a "famous Tryal upon an Impeachment of the Assembly" where a Mr. Hopkinson is charged with three crimes.

Folder 30
1. Letter, Miles and Wister to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 12, 1777. Concerns a debt from J. & P. Light, due to the writers which Yeates is to collect. Due to circumstances of war, the writers instruct Yeates to ensure that the debt is paid in currency of value.
2. Letter, Miles and Wister to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 12, 1777. This letter is a copy of letter #1 but contains a note of response in Yeates' hand. The note, dated March 17, 1777 affirms the precarious conditions which prevail with respect to currency and states that Yeates will not take payment but will refer the debtor to the writers.
3. Letter, Miles and Wister to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 8, 1777. Further directions to Yeates concerning the debt of the Lights and the uncertainty of communications due to the impending British occupation of Philadelphia.
4. Letter, Miles and Wister to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 8, 1775. Instructions to Yeates in the case of a Thomas Morgan.
5. Letter, Miles and Wister to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 30, 1775. Requests Yeates to insure that Peter Light is held accountable for his debts and is not able to out maneuver the writers.
6. Letter, Richard McAlister to Jasper Yeates, Hanover to Lancaster, dated July 26, 1786. The writer requests a favor, by way of a postponement of the case against his son.

 

 

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Folder 31
1. Letter, from John Gibson to Jasper Yeates, Martic to Lancaster, dated August 24, 1780. Requests Yeates appear at trial to defend possession of a house.
2. Letter, from Francis and John West to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 31, 1786. Concerns the estate of one Eichelberger.
3. Letter, from John Mease to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 17, 1782. Concerns a patent for land and a dispute with one Mercer.
4. Copy Title Devise, law cases in Jasper Yeates' hand, dated 1782.
5. Letter, from W. Patterson to Jasper Yeates, Liberty Hall to Lancaster, dated March 5, 1782. Concerns a patent of John Line and dispute over same. Mentions Mr. Hubley, Moor, Mr. Sherrick, and Henry Line.
6. Letter, from Elizabeth Allen to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 30, 1783. Concerns a debt owed the writer from General Thompson's estate.
7. Letter, from Benjamin Chew to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 3, 1783. Concerns a bond Yeates requested of Chew's daughter, Peggy, due to the death of George Stevenson.
8. List of payees from whom Jasper Yeates collected on behalf of William Hamilton, and receipted by Hamilton, dated January 4, 1784.
9. Letter, from John D. Coxe (unsigned) to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 23, 1784. Requests Yeates to appear on behalf of Mr. William Peters and Wm. Coxe over a land dispute.
10. List, heading "Mr. Francis Lee To Charles Stultz," dated 1784, transactions and costs list from February 26 through October 17.
11. Probate document, filed Lancaster December 14, 1784 attached with seal to Letter Testamentary, Jacob Kimmel, dated December 13, 1779.

Folder 32  Document, copy, offering Lancaster as a permanent residence for the Congress, dated March 17, 1789.

Folder 33
1. Letter, from James Hamilton to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated July 8, 1781. Requests Yeates to inquire through Mr. Atlee of the situation with respect to bail of A. Shakey.
2. Letter, from James Hamilton to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated July 20, 1808. Legal matters.
3. Letter, from James Hamilton to Jasper Yeates, Chambersburg to Lancaster, dated August 12, 1808. Legal matter mentions the Spanish monarchy and Bonaparte.
4. Letter, from James Hamilton to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated September 14, 1811. Discussion of legal opinion.
5. Agreement, Robert H. Smith and James Hamilton, dated October 12, 1822. (not the same James Hamilton as the above documents)

Folder 34
1. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated November 4, 1782. Regarding estate of Mr. Patterson.
2. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated February 28, 1782. Legal business.
3. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, November 19,1782. Concerning a suit brought by the executors of the estate of Matthias Graeff against John Wilkins.
4. Note, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, September 21, 1790. Note references notices of trial in which the writer will be Yeates' opponent.
5. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Sunbury to Lancaster, dated August 27, 1783. Legal matters concerning General Thompson, Daniel Duncan, John Neily, and personal opinions about the court.
6. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated November 29, 1784. Request of Yeates to write to a Mr. Francis in Philadelphia on behalf of Duncan's father who purchased property at a sheriff's sale.
7. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated September 17, 1791. Discusses the case of Alexander Morrow and other legal business.
8. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Philadelphia, dated September 9, 1791. Discusses the subject of salary of judges and other legal matters.
9. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated April 19,1796. Legal business.
10. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Harrisburg to Lancaster, dated September 12, 1798. Legal business.

Folder 35
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated January 9, 1783. Legal business and personal matters.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 16, 1783. Legal business and an update on the illness of Burd's wife.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated February 20, 1783. Several matters of legal business and discussion of conflict between the British and French.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 21, 1783. Concerns Legal business.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 15, 1783. Concerns legal business.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Carlisle, dated October 19, 1783. Concerns legal business.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated December 21, 1783. Concerns an investment Yeates is considering and other legal business.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated February 20, 1784. Concerns legal business.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 4, 1784. Burd writes of the adoption of changes to the banking system.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 24, 1784. Legal business and a note about a fete at the Hamilton Home, Bush Hill.

Folder 36
1. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated January 25, 1783. News of local happenings.
2. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Tinian to Carlisle, dated April 22, 1783. News of son John and social events while Sarah is visiting her parent's home.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated July 25, 1783. "the Measles prove very Mortal in Town, three Children where buried Yesterday," other local news and an update on a business matter.
4. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Carlisle, dated May 17, 1785. News of daily events of Sarah's life while her husband is away.
5. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated May 24, 1785. News of daily events.
6. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated July 25, 1785. News of progress on a building project and a visit Sarah made with her children to the General's place.
7. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Louisburg, dated August 17, 1785. " our dear daughter is much better" and news of Mr.Graff's condition.
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Pequea, dated September 19, 1785. Sarah writes a note of concern to Jasper.
9. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated September 24, 1785. News of Mr. Graff's illness and the children. "If it suits you to get a fashionable silk cloak for Molly & myself do if you please."
10. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated September 28, 1785. News of the family and friends. "Old Mr. Slaymaker was buried last Monday, his death is a very great loss to his family & neighbors."
11. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated September 30, 1785. "..the things came safe only one bottle of wine broak." Family news and greetings to relatives in Philadelphia.

Folder 37
1. Bill, to Jasper Yeates from Joseph Hutchins, dated December 15, 1784. One quarter's tuition of his son.
2. Letter, Joseph Hutchins to Jasper Yeates, origin and destination [Lancaster], dated November 29, 1786. Hutchins informs Yeates that making the path to the school cost more than expected and the writer is concerned about how to recover the costs.
3. Bill, receipted, Mary Bickham to Jasper Yeates, dated December 20, 1788. Schooling for Miss Kitty, Miss Betsey, and Miss Peggy.
4. Bill, receipted, Elisha Rigg to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster, dated November 12, 1789. One quarter tuition for Betsey and Miss Peggy.

Folder 38
1. Letter, Jasper Yeates to General Edward Hand, York to [Annapolis], dated July 27, 1784. Yeates expresses his opinion of Rhode Island and "the refusal to pass the Import Law." He writes also of the Longchamps affair and "our great obligations to France" and personal news.
2. Promissory note, of Jasper Yeates to Robert Coleman in the amount of Five thousand dollars and related to the estate of General Edward Hand, dated January 12, 1783. Reverse side contains an enumeration in Yeates' hand and a note of receipt in full of the amount of the note, signed Robert Coleman.
3. Letter, John Hand to Jasper Yeates, Chilicothe to Lancaster, dated January 18, 1806. Yeates' nephew writes to ingratiate himself to Yeates and to inform him that because his situation in the west is difficult he plans to return to Lancaster.
4. Letter, Jasper Hand to Jasper Yeates, destination and origin Lancaster, dated November 17, 1807. Apparently Hand's brother was a recent suicide and Hand is distraught. He writes of his deep sorrow and his plans to live and work five miles from Morgantown.
5. Accounting, Supervisors Office Pennsylvania District, Tench Coxe to Jasper Yeates, dated January 22, 1808. Concerns the estate of Edward Hand and money due the treasury of the United States in connection with General Hand's inspectorship.

Folder 39
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 23, 1784. Concerns legal business.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 18, 1784. Concerns legal business.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 25, 1784. Burd writes of some gold belonging to Yeates and the "subject of striking Paper Money" and other matters of personal interest between the brothers-in-law.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated September 2, 1784. Concerns legal business and mentions the "affair of Paper Money."
5. Note, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 31, 1785. Requests that Yeates send the enclosed letter to John Breekbill.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated April 3, 1788. Concerns business matters.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 17, 1788. Concerns legal business and the "disagreeable Riot at New York." The militia had to be called out to contain a mob rioting against the action of some physicians.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to York, dated July 21, 1788. Concerns legal business.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 6, 1788. Burd tells Yeates of his trip to Long Branch and the delights at the seaside. "The Congress have not yet determined on a place of Meeting." Other news of the circuit court and sitting dates in Pennsylvania.

Folder 40
1. Agreement of sale, Sarah Hayde and Jasper Yeates, dated April 16, 1785. For the house and property Mrs. Hayde and children occupy, lot 232 on Prince Street in the borough of Lancaster.
2. Deed. Maria Sarah Hidey and other heirs of George Hidey to Jasper Yeates, dated April 25, 1785. Property purchased by Yeates on Prince Street which partly joined property he previously owned. Recorded and signed by the Recorder of Deeds, James Jaeke.
3. Letter, Edwards & Wistar to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 16, 1785. Requests Yeates to perform ejectments from property in Lancaster for the Philadelphia lawyers.
4. Letter, John McFarlane to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 30, 1786. Concerns two matters of business, one is recording a deed for land in York County and the other is about the value of wheat bonds.
5. Letter, John Clark to Jasper Yeates, York Town to Lancaster, dated September 3, 1786. Concerns the cases of an individual named Porter and another named Grier.
6. Letter, Alexander Wilcocks to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, February 16, 1786. The writer requests Yeates to deal with the sheriff in Lancaster, Mr. Money, in the writer's behalf.
7. Letter, Stephen Collins to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, June 6, 1786. The writer requests information on the case Yeates is pursuing for him.

Folder 41
1. Letter, George Patterson to Jasper Yeates, Middletown to Lancaster, dated July 9, 1786. Patterson writes of the birth of a girl to his wife, Jenny Patterson, who is Sarah Yeates' sister. Patterson offers an invitation to a family dinner.
2. Letter, George Patterson to Jasper Yeates, Middletown to Lancaster, dated November 7, 1786. Patterson informs Yeates of a payment made and another matter of business with Mr. Ewing of Sunsbury.
3. Letter, George Patterson to Jasper Yeates, Middletown to Lancaster, dated September 18, 1787. News of Mr. Burd's recovery and a post script promising the payment of a debt to Yeates.
4. Letter, George Patterson to Jasper Yeates, origin unknown to Lancaster, dated September 9, 1805. Requests that Yeates send the deed for land in Shippensburg to the writer.

Folder 42
1. Notes of evidence, Peter Weyland, Henry Miller, Jacob Overholser written by Jasper Yeates, dated February 1787. Outlines a land dispute. The land, 265 acres, belonged to Christian Shelly.
2. Letter, copy, Jasper Yeates to Benjamin Chew, Lancaster to destination unknown, dated March 31, 1787. Concerns a land dispute in which Yeates is representing the executors of Henry Slaymaker and Fredrick White. The land, 147 acres is located in Bart Township, Lancaster County.
3. Letter, Stephen Collins to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 20, 1787. Two matters of legal business concerning the estate of George Hubly and a mortgage of William Quarll.
4. Letter, Henry Keppelle to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 15, 1787. Requests advice of Yeates on the matter of a purchase of land.
5. Letter, Owen Jones to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 14, 1788. A business matter concerning payment of land by John Foxcroft.
6. Letter, Joseph Swift to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 16, 1788. Concerns an issue of the land of Andrew Elliot which was sold to Abel James.
7. Letter, Owen Jones to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 21, 1788. Letter accompanies payment of 10 guineas to Yeates and a note that he should not have the deed, discussed in detail in the August 14 letter.
8. Letter, Owen Jones to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 16, 1789. Requests the deed for John Foxcroft and instructs Yeates on details.
9. Receipt, Robert Coleman to Jasper Yeates in behalf of the minor children of Peter Grubb, dated November 23, 1789.
10. Notice of Caveat against granting of a Patent for Land (copy), entered by Samuel Black against Roger Dougherty, dated November 30, 1789. Hearing date is set in January 1796 according to a notation of July 21, 1795. Back of document contains signed note that notice was served on Samuel Black.
11. Receipt, of payment by Jasper Yeates to James Jacks, dated December 2, 1789. Money paid for recording a release, dated August 3, 1789, from James Hamilton through a succession of individuals through to John Foxcroft.

Folder 43
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated September 11, 1788. Concerns several matters of legal business.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated October 15, 1788. Legal business matters and an interpretation by Burd of the "practice respecting the Entry of Judgements on Removals into the Supreme Court since the new Law."
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated December 25, 1788. Legal business matters.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated January 1, 1789. Concerns matters of personal business such as Burd's purchase of stock on behalf of Yeates and some notes which illustrate the intimacy of the two friends, brothers-in-law and business associates.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated January 8, 1789. Several matters of legal business.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 10, 1789. Business matters and Burd's comments on the news he received that his father is to be married.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated January 15, 1789. Several matters of legal business.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 12, 1789. Several matters of legal business.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 19, 1789. Legal business matters.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 26, 1789. Legal business and notes on improvements of the prospects of two young members of the family, Burd Grubb and Jimmy Burd.
11. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 17, 1789. Legal business matters.

Folder 44
1. Receipt, from Jasper Yeates, dated April 27, 1787, of money for Phineas Bond delivered by Edward Burd, signed Williamina Bond.
2. Letter, Phineas Bond to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 7, 1788. About meeting Yeates in Lancaster and other business.
3. Letter, Phineas Bond to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 24, 1788. Concerns some business about forged bills in the possession of Saint Clair. Also a personal note about books from England and some terriers to be sent to Lancaster to "stock the Borough of Lancaster."
4. Letter, Phineas Bond to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 8, 1788. Correspondence concerning some books to be exchanged by the two, a business matter, and more about the terriers.
5. Letter, Phineas Bond to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 7, 1790. Concerns business matters.
6. Letter (2 copies), Jasper Yeates to Phineas Bond, Philadelphia to London, dated January 14, 1792 and September 14, 1792.
Letter 1 has note at the top, "The Letter was not sent." Its contents request Bond to intercede with Charles Dilly of London, because Yeates has not received all the books ordered for his law library.
Letter 2 acknowledges the receipt of a tea urn and books Bond has sent to Yeates. Yeates requests more books for his library.
7. Letter, Phineas Bond to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 4, 1811. Concerns several business matters.
8. Letter, Phineas Bond to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 11, 1811. Concerns several business matters.
9. Letter, Phineas Bond to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 28, 1811. A continuation of the business of the previous 2 correspondences.
10. Letter, Edward Earle to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, February 23, 1813. The write acknowledges receipt of the 4th volume of the Bible which had to be returned to Earle because it was incomplete and also other matters of personal business between the two.

Folder 45
1. Document of Opinion, of Charles Smith, of the attainment of high treason of Anthony Bowen. Dated in J. Yeates hand, 1788.
2. Letter, Conyngham Nesbitt to Charles Smith, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 29, 1793. Concerns a case to be heard at the next court about lands on Juniate involving Harry Gordon and Col. Blane.
3. Letter, C. W. Hall to Charles Smith, origin unknown to Lancaster, dated October 28, 1817. Concerns land which had been illegally occupied belonging to the "late worthy Judge Yeates."
4. Letter, Charles Smith to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated November 19, 1808. Concerns trust funds for a Mrs. B.

Folder 46
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 4, 1789. Concerns matters of legal business.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 7, 1789. Concerns matters of legal business.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 19, 1789. The letter concerns business matters included were post notes.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 2, 1789. Concerns legal business.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated April 9, 1789. Business matters involving the two correspondents.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated April 16, 1789. Personal and business matters. Burd enumerates actions ordered for trial in Lancaster, York, Franklin, and Cumberland Counties.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated April 25, 1789. Concerns matters of personal and legal business.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated June 11, 1789. Concerns business and family matters.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 18, 1789. Concerns business and family matters.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated June 25, 1789. Concerns personal matters and legal business.

Folder 47
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 1, 1789. Concerns legal and personal business and family affairs.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 2, 1789. Concerns personal and legal business, but is primarily about family members.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 16, 1789. Concerns matters of personal and legal business.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 30, 1789. concerns personal business and family matters.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated August 6, 1789. Concerns the ongoing disharmony between Burd's father (Yeates' father-in-law) and brother and other matters of personal business, with some items of legal business appended.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Louisburg, dated August 14, 1789. Concerns the situation between Burd's father and his brother, Jemmy. Burd conveys some ideas about a financial settlement to Yeates.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 20, 1789. Concerns politics, business and family matters.
8. Letter, Daniel Clymer to Edward Burd, Reading to Philadelphia, dated August 24, 1789. Concerns matters of business.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 27, 1789. Burd relates his concern over the planned marriage of brother Jemmy and the financial uncertainty it will create for Jemmy, James Burd (father), and others of that household. Also covers matters of business.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated September 2, 1789. Burd communicated further his concern about the family situation between Jemmy and James Burd (father) and required repairs at Tinian. Also mentioned are business matters.
11. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated September 9, 1789. Legal and personal business matters.

Folder 48
1. Letter, John Warder to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 28, 1790. Legal business concerning a suit against William Patterson's Administrators in Cumberland County, and a note of William White's, whose precise place of residence is unknown.
2. Receipt, signed by Jasper Yeates, dated May 2, 1790. Concerns a monetary settlement with Mrs. Lydia Chambers for rent of the pastureland of William Hamilton.
3. Letter, Jahn Hargy to Thomas McKean, Judge of the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, Pittsburg, dated May 25, 1793. The letter cautions the recipient that the "practice of the Supreme Judges coming, and departing; or intending to depart, on the Sabbath;...gives offence to some denominations of Christians."
4a,b,c,d. Notes of trial, four double-sided pages of notes of the jury trial of Israel Wheelen versus Martha Green. The trial concerned a property dispute and took place over four days. The jury was unable to come to agreement. All notes are written by the hand of Jasper Yeates. Dated January 13-16, 1794.
5. Legal opinion, written by the hand of Jasper Yeates, dated January Term 1794. Summarizes Yeates opinion of the Wheelen versus Green Land Dispute.
6. Receipt, from Jasper Yeates, signed Thomas McEuen, dated August 5, 1795. Edward Burd delivered $4,000 to McEuen for purchase of stock on behalf of Yeates.
7. Letter, Richard Caton to Charles Smith, Baltimore to Lancaster, dated November 17, 1799. Concerns land patents for land located in Luzerne County.
8. Transfer of property, copy, Paul Baldy to Joseph Lorentz, signed by Paul Baldy and Martin Withington, dated December 9, 1799.
9. Receipt, from George Simpson, signed J. Yeates, Philadelphia, December 11, 1798.

Folder 49
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 1, 1789. Concerns legal matters and the apparent settlement of the dispute in the family over the family estate involving Jemmy Burd and James Burd (brother and father of Edward).
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster. Dated October 5, 1789. Concerns legal business and a personal note.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated October 8, 1789. Concerns personal matters and legal business.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 12, 1789. Concerns legal business and personal matters. 5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 15, 1789. Concerns business and personal matters.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 19, 1789. A personal letter about the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 10, 1789. Concerns legal business.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 24, 1789. Concerns legal business.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 31, 1789. Concerns legal business.

Folder 50
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, The Buck to Lancaster, dated June 24,1790. Letter details Burd Grubb's (nephew of Burd and Yeates) proposed sale of his mare.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 10, 1790. Primarily legal business.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 7, 1790. Concerns family matters (Burd Grubb, and Edward's brothers James and Jo) and business.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 7, 1790. Concerns legal business.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 12, 1790. A personal letter about a mutual nephew, Henry Grub and politics.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Reading to Sunbury, dated November 4, 1790. Concerns legal business.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 26, 1792. Concerns Yeates' salary for the court and also details the situation in the Mediterranean and its effects on local trade.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 30, 1790. Concerns securities, cranberries, and other business.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 14, 1791. concerns legal business and a mention of the logistics of written communication.

Folder 51

1. Letter, William Kirkpatrick to Jasper Yeates, point of origin and destination unknown, dated received December 8, 1791, 10 am. The writer states his unhappiness about the "unfortunate dispute which has taken place between Mr. Shippen & Myself."
2. Letter, William Kirkpatrick to Jasper Yeates, point of origin and destination unknown, dated received December 8, 1791, 11 am. The writer pledges, "my word & honour that nothing further shall take place untill I see you." The subject according to a note on the letter in Yeates' hand is a disagreement between Kirkpatrick and John Shippen.

Folder 52
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 9, 1792. Concerns financial business, legal business and a note about Mrs. Tilghman who, "has been given over by her Physician."
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 28, 1792. Concerns legal business, Mr. Hubley and the governor.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 15, 1792. Concerns personal business (investments) and a post script concerning legal matters.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 22, 1792. Concerns investments in stocks and certificates and a personal note.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 14, 1792. A long letter covering legal business and personal business.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 28, 1792. Concerns personal and legal business.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 5, 1792. Concerns investments and legal business.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated July 12, 1792. Concerns investments and legal business.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated July 19, 1792. Concerns investments and business.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 9, 1792. Concerns turnpike stocks, and Yeates request for German or Irish servants.
11. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated October 27, 1792. A brief note citing enclosures for several legal cases, Graffe versus Hollingsworth, the late Mr. Cunningham, and Mr. Zantzinger.

Folder 53
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 1, 1792. Personal business, turnpike stocks and indentured servants, and a matter concerning Mr. Zantzinger which Burd wishes Yeates to keep confidential.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 15, 1792. Concerns stock certificates, and Richard the servant, "there is no such thing as getting servants without faults, particularly Coachmen." Also a note about Mr. Slough and his failure to pay interest due.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 29, 1792. Concerns business, the case of John Warder in an action against William Patterson.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated December 6, 1792. Concerns a follow-up to the Warder case of the November 29 letter and a personal comment by Burd on Yeates' industriousness and his contributions to "Legal Science."
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated April 22, 1793. Legal business.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to destination unknown, dated April 27, 1793. The letter was enclosed with some papers Yeates was to deliver for Burd.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 13, 1793. Concerns money owed Yeates by Mr. Lawrence, and other financial business.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 13, 1793. Concerns Mr. Coleman and the lease of an estate from Yeates and Burd.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated March 21, 1793. The letter contains a continuation of the subject matter of the March 13 letter, about the lease to Mr. Coleman. The writer refers to Burd, who is presumably Burd Grubb nephew of both Burd and Yeates.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 27, 1793. Business matters and a personal note about Yeates return home after a long tour, health, etc.

Folder 54
1. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 10, 1792. An affectionate note to keep Yeates up to date with the household and requests for stockings and coffee.
2. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated April 2, 1792. A personal note of local and family happenings.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 13, 1793. A note about the children, their activities and the household bustle. Captain Slough who is marching "Westward" is mentioned.
4. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 14, 1793. Sarah expresses appreciation for Jasper's faithful correspondence and news of family and servants.
5. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 15, 1793. Sarah expresses the hope that their children arrived safely in the city and encloses hat measurements. Sarah also mentions some business she followed up on for her husband.
6. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 20, 1793. Family and domestic news: garden seeds, coffee, sugar, Betsey, Peggy, and Kitty.
7. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated April 2,1793. News of home, a birth in the Hubley family, plaster of Paris to be delivered, "Burd Grubb is in town I suppose Henrey will be here soon."
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated April 6, 1793. News of the health of Jasper's horse and an order for muslin.
9. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated April 6,1793. A few lines about Jasper's business with Jacob Krebill and other domestic matters.
10. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated April 8, 1793. News of home and daily events.
11. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Western Circuit, dated January 17, 1793. Sarah writes of family health and her wishes for Jasper's return home.
12. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to York, dated October 12,1793. Sarah is concerned for Jasper's health, and ominous news from the city heightens her anxiety especially since she recently sustained the loss of her father.

Folder 55
1. Letter, Mary Smith to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated September 16, 1792. A daughter conveys hopeful news to her father of her mother's recovery from illness and that "No attention her children can pay her shall be wanting."
2. Letter, Jasper Yeates to Edward Burd, Pequea to destination unknown, dated November 5, 1792. Concerns turnpike shares, the servant Richard, Slough's failure to pay interest, and Sarah's swollen jaw, with a commentary on the "French Nation," "the People have lost their Senses."
3. Letter, Jacob Dieterick to John Shippen, Hagerstown to Shippensburg, dated December 22, 1800. A request by the writer for payment of a debt. The note is receipted and dated December 1800, the amount owed is eight dollars.
4. Letter, Jasper Hand to Sarah Yeates, Hillsborough to Lancaster, dated June 11, 1817. Sarah's nephew writes a letter of condolence upon the death of Jasper Yeates and requests forgiveness of interest the writer owes the estate.
5. Letter, John Yeates to Margaret Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated March 7,1821. Brother requests $250 of his sister. A note on the request states, "Which was repaid the following 19 May 1821. $250."
6. Letter, John Yeates to Margaret Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated March 13, 1821. John thanks Margaret for the loan of $250, domestic help issues, opinions of family matters.
7. Order to pay, signed George Chambers directed to Mrs. Sarah Yeates, dated October 6, 1825, amount is $510.01.
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates Conyngham to Redmond Conyngham, Philadelphia to Carlisle, dated May 21. "Dear Papa...We sailed over to Camden where we got some ice creams and lemonade." A letter is appended noted Lancaster May 26, and signed EYC. [Possibly Elizabeth Yeates Conyngham, daughter of Jasper and Sarah. Elizabeth writes her husband of the indifference of their son to an education.]
9. Letter, Edward Burd (nephew) to Sarah Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 5, 1827. Edward writes to his aunt about financial matters and his business.

Folder 56
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated July 10, 1793. Personal business, turnpike shares purchased from a Mr. Francis, bookbinding, "Old Mr. Joseph Shippen died," and other matters.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 13, 1793. Outlines the fall schedule of the circuit court.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 15, 1793. Concerns the quarter's pay for service to the High Court for Mr. Atlee and Yeates.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 19, 1793. Concerns financial matters, bank interest, salaries, and mentions a pending change in the schedule of the court.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated August 1, 1793. Concerns personal business, an update on the bookbinding for Yeates, the fixed dates for the Fall Circuit Court, and a situation concerning Mr. Clement Biddle.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 15, 1793. Money to be lent to the Turnpike Company was lent to the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Navigation Co. and the details of that transaction.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 22, 1793. Burd reports that the bookbinding is complete, other books requested by Yeates have been procured, and a correspondence which Burd did not forward to Mr. Lawrence in New York.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated September 4, 1793. Burd includes a statement of account and provides explanatory notes, other business matters, and a note on the unhealthiness of Philadelphia mentions Dr. Rush and the fact that the wealthy inhabitants have all but deserted the city.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated September 19, 1793. Burd writes that he has taken his family "to my place in Schuylkill," and financial matters and investments.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Easton to Lancaster, dated September 26, 1793. Burd laments the death of Mr. Lea and outlines his plans for the impending Circuit Court Session. Burd tells of the high number of deaths and burials (100 in one day) in the city and more details of the epidemic and the physicians who must deal with it.

Folder 57
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Tinian to Harrisburgh, dated October 10, 1793. Burd provides details for dealing with the will of his father, James Burd, and other personal news.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 14, 1793. Burd writes of opening his office again, his plan to bring his family back to the city since the epidemic is apparently over, and also of the personal losses suffered by so many families.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 21, 1793. In the aftermath of the epidemic, Burd attends to Lea's estate and reports, "Great Numbers of the Citizens have returned" to the city, other personal news of a local character.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated November 28, 1793. Burd writes of difficulty with his brother in settling their father's estate, the burden of the executorship of the Lea estate, and personal notes.
5. Note, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to destination unknown, dated January 25, 1794. The note accompanied legal documents and an advertisement.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 13, 1794. Concerns personal financial dealings and personal matters such as some details regarding the estate of James Burd.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated February 20, 1794. Enumerates receipt enclosures which deal with legal cases and other personal financial business such as the canal bonds previously purchased by Yeates, and the Burd estate.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 31, 1794. The letter details the death of Mrs. Shippen on May 28.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 6, 1794. Concerns investments and personal business.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 16, 1794. Concerns personal and legal business matters.
11. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 19, 1794. Concerns personal investments.

Folder 58
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 2, 1794. Legal business and personal matters.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 16,1794. Personal business and more on the James Burd estate.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 17, 1794. Details the fall Circuit Court schedule.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 1, 1794. The writer is enclosing one hundred dollars which he failed to send before and mentions two forthcoming trials.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 1, 1794. Concerns the forwarding of papers which Burd intended for Mr. Hubley and an observation on the incidence of yellow fever in the city.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 9, 1794. Burd details the receipt of Yeates' salary and interest and that of General Hand and disbursals. Other topics include Mr. Hubley's certificates, comments on the yellow fever outbreak, and legal matters.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 13, 1794. Burd acknowledges receipt of 336 dollars from Yeates, discusses the new government, and family matters.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 19, 1794. Concerns legal business involving David W. Murterie and a personal note about a speech made by the President to both houses the day before this letter was written.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 18, 1794. Concerns legal business, personal health concerns, and a note about Polly Shippen and her engagement to Mr. Howley.

Folder 59
1. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 6, 1794. Sarah enclosed her letter with one from her brother Joseph and details her acquisition of four hogs.
2. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 7, 1794. Sarah relates news of friends and family to her husband.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 14, 1794. News of home, family, and society in Lancaster .
4. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 18, 1794. Sarah outlines the circumstances which caused delay of delivery of her letter to her husband, also requests direction in the matter of purchase of wood, and family news.
5. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 20, 1794. Sarah acknowledges receipt of four letters from Jasper and requests a "Tortis Chell Comb" for the girls' hair.
6. Memo, [Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates], dated April 3, 1794. Sarah notes her discussion with son John. His timidity at becoming a lawyer and apparent lack of self-confidence.
7. Note, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated April 8, 1794. Sarah communicates affectionate concern for her husband's well being.
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated April 14, 1794. Sarah agrees that her husband and son should spend more time together to help the latter's self-confidence and other domestic details.
9. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated August 7, 1794. Sarah writes to her husband about her stay with their daughter and grandchildren, and news about servants and acquaintances.
10. Note, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Washington, dated August 17, 1794. Sarah informs Jasper she arrived home safely.
11. Note, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to unknown destination, dated August 27, 1794. Sarah sends a few lines to tell Jasper her brother sent him 100 dollars for credit.
12. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated September 24, 1794. News of local events concerning friends and family.
13. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Carlisle, dated October 11, 1794. Sarah writes of a letter from her brother containing money and receipts and her decision not to forward them to Jasper, and other news of family and friends.

Folder 60
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 30, 1795. Concerns personal business with the Turnpike Co. and other business.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 24, 1795. Letter outlines the fall Circuit Court schedule.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 6, 1795. Burd describes the proposed purchase of Shippensburgh by John Shippen.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 18, 1795. Burd informs Yeates that he has engaged lodging for him for the court session and business matters.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 12, 1795. Burd writes of legal business, his opinion of John's (Jasper's son) difficulty in settling into the legal profession, and other family matters.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 27, 1794. A personal note hastily scribbled.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 20, 1796. Concerns legal business matters.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 26, 1796. Concerns business matters and a personal note about the turnpike and a "Summer Road" to Yeates' farm.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 2, 1796. Concerns legal business and personal matters.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 16, 1796. Burd writes of marble tiles he has secured for Yeates.
11. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 21, 1796. Concerns personal matters and enumerates the schedules of the Philadelphia County Court, the Country Circuit, and the assignments for Judges Yeates and Smith in Lancaster, York, Dauphin, and Northumberland Counties.

Folder 61
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to [Lancaster], dated April 10, 1797. Burd writes of his lack of confidence in brother Jo, some teas which the Burds have purchased, and legal business matters.
2. Note, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 12, 1797. Burd follows up to inform Yeates he has sent two packets to him via two different sources.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 9, 1797. Concerns business matters.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 12, 1797. Concerns Mr. Hubley and his farm and the availability of tea.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Belmont, dated August 24, 1797. Burd writes of a Yellow Fever epidemic in the city and effects on friends and family.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 30, 1797. Burd writes of a court delay because of the Yellow Fever epidemic.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Sarah Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 16, 1798. Burd relates to his sister that he and his family have been spared from the "prevailing Epidemic" at his country home in a letter in which he encloses Jasper Yeates' last quarter's salary.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 15, 1799. Concerns personal and legal business matters.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 18, 1799. Concerns personal and legal business matters.
10. Letter, Jasper Yeates to Edward Burd, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated July 8, 1799. Yeates requests Burd to invest money on behalf of St. James Church of which Yeates is Trustee, and also requests Burd to invest in the city on Yeates' behalf with respect to the guidelines Yeates provides.
11. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 2, 1799. Burd writes of his inability to secure the sherry Yeates directed him to purchase.

Folder 62
1. Letter, Thomas Smith to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 22, 1799. Smith writes of his concern about precedent setting due to the Court's meeting which deviated from the published date and his belief in the Trial by Jury System.
2. Letter, Thomas Smith to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 15, 1806. Smith writes of the case of Lukens vs. Lemon and Troy, about which Yeates had written him.
3. Letter, Thomas Smith to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 3, 1806. Smith acknowledges receipt of his salary, writes of his son who suffered a broken foot, and details of legal matters.

Folder 63
1. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated September 23, 1799. John writes his mother of the melons, apples, buckwheat meal and cucumbers he is sending her from the farm, also other news of local events.
2. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Salisbury Township to Lancaster, dated April 1, 1807. John writes of agriculture as a career choice, his wish for a companion, and other personal observations.
3. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated December 20, 1806. John provides advice about how to care for his father's ailing leg.
4. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated May 29, 1809. News of daily events at John's farm, servants, crops.
5. Note, Sarah Yeates to John Yeates, Lancaster to Belmont, dated January 5, 1816. Sarah writes to inform her son that her granddaughter, Mary Connyngham has died. "We are all very much depressed."
6. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated November 6, 1822. News of the weather, stock in the Bank of the U.S., and cider for the winter.
7. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated June 6, 1823. Concerns a poor family in the neighborhhood and John's concern for their children, "we all have crumbs enough from each of our Tables to assist suffering," and other family news.
8. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated July 12, 1824. Concerns income from investments accruing from the Yeates' Estate, family and friends, and a Mr. Kitsch and "his sewing apparatus."
9. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated October 1, 1824. John offers his mother cider he is about to press from some Rambo apples.
10. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated November 1, 1824. John thanks his mother for the $400 dollars and the furniture she sent, personal financial business, and farm matters.
11. Letter, Sarah Yeates to John Yeates, Lancaster to Belmont, dated November 4, 1824. Sarah tells her son to be in no hurry to return that which she sent him (money). Also news of the family, a stove, and a servant girl.
12. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated January 2, 1825. Concerns John's planned visit to Lancaster , personal investments, other family matters.
13. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated April 25, 1825. John keeps his mother informed of plans to purchase land and expresses concern about her health.
14. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated May 24, 1825. John writes of seasonal farm work, the smokehouse roof which must be replaced, Alpine strawberry plants, and advice about raising corn.
15. Letter, John Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated September 25, 1825. Concerns a trip to Carlisle mother and son anticipate taking together, and family business.

 

 

Box 3

Folder 64
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 23, 1800. Burd thanks Yeates for his congratulations on the wedding of the Burds' daughter, accounting of personal investments, and news of a "new Revolution in France."
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 10, 1800. Personal and legal business matters.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 17, 1805. Personal and legal business. Burd enumerates amounts invested on behalf of Yeates.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 15, 1805. Burd relates that he is being proposed as a candidate for a senatorship.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 18, 1805. Burd tells of the Federalists' selection of a candidate and his lack of interest in running.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 15, 1805. Burd informs Yeates he has given the Governor notice of his resignation, and other business matters concerning the two correspondents.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 2, 1806. Burd acknowledges Yeates' help in his dealings with Mr. Witmer, and details the losses Burd's son-in-law's business office to fire.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 17, 1806. Burd relates the events of Mr. Shippen's sudden death.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 13, 1806. Concerns legal and personal business.
10. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 27, 1807. Burd conveys his concern about Yeates' gout and information about some proposed investments.
11. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 9, 1807. News of an accident Burd suffered and Yeates' investments.

Folder 65
1. Note, John Light to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster, dated July 8, 1800. Concerns Mr. James Glen, a Captain of the militia, who wishes to attain citizenship.
2. Letter, Richard Peters to Jasper Yeates and James Smith, Philadelphia to York, dated January 20, 1800. Concerns a conflict of ownership of land between the writer and the addressees.
3. Letter, Dennis Wheelen to Jasper Yeates, [Lancaster] to Philadelphia, not dated. The communication is a copy of two letters, the first of which is dated March 25, 1802 and is from Dennis Wheelen to Richard Peters. The second is the reply dated March 27, 1802. Concerns an alleged trespass on the land of Peters.
4. Copy of Judgment, against Alexander Scott in favor of James and William Miller, brought before the Centre County Court, dated January Term 1803.
5. Note, Scholfield and Jones to Charles Smith, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated September 7, 1804. A request to have an H. Lindhorn arrested.
6. Letter, James Hopkins to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 4, 1804. The writer requests consideration of travel distance when the case of James Chase versus Thomas Philips is brought before the court so there is no unnecessary delay. The parties are required to travel from beyond Pittsburgh.
7. Note, from Joseph Swift and family to Jasper Yeates, dated December 26, 1804. Note accompanied a "piece of Plate." A note in Yeates' writing describes inscription and the weight of the item.
8. Letter, James Orbison to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated May 11, 1806. The writer requests that Yeates send his personal notes taken at two trials at Hunting.
9. Letter, W. S. Biddle to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 10, 1807. Concerns the case of an eviction from Yeates' land which is to be heard before a committee.
10. Letter, William Ayres to Jasper Yeates, Butler to Lancaster, dated June 24, 1807. The writer, acting as agent for Yeates in the matter of land, writes of issues concerning two tracts.
11. Receipt, signed William Farrand, dated December 16, 1807. Lists four law books purchased by Yeates and the amounts.

Folder 66

1. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated March 20, 1800. Sarah seeks her husband's direction in the matter of a planned trip of their daughters.
2. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated March 19, 1801. Sarah cautions her husband to regard his health above public duty and other family matters.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Carlisle, dated April 25, 1801. Sarah writes of the anticipated death of Aunt Shippen and other family and local news.
4. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Belmont to Lewistown, dated May 11, 1801. Sarah set off to visit her dying aunt, but has determined the visit would not benefit the patient.
5. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated September 4, 1801. Sarah is dealing with workmen and requests her husband's advice.
6. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated September 8, 1801. Sarah writes of her concern for her husband's health and personal matters at home. "I suppose you heard of Mr. Colemans Loss Colebrook Furnase being burnt."
7. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated September 15, 1801. Concerns household news.
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Chambersburgh, dated October 3, 1801. Family news and the status of the wallpapering at home.
9. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Somerset, dated October 15, 1801. Sarah writes of her gratitude for her husband's frequent letters and other local and family news.
10. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Carlisle, dated November 29, 1801. Sarah had wood put in for the winter and anticipates her husband's imminent return home.
11. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 24, 1801. Sarah writes of the dancing which occurred on the occasion of Peggy Shippen's visit, plans for Christmas day and other news of home and family.
12. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 29, 1801. News from home, family travels, and illness.

Folder 67
1. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated March 17, 1802. News of the imminent birth of a grandchild, and spring planting.
2. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated March 24, 1802. Sarah writes to inform her husband that daughter is well, having just given birth to a daughter.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Huntingdon, dated May 12, 1802. News of family and occurrences at home.
4. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Bedford, dated November 13, 1802. Sarah writes of family and activities at home.
5. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 6, 1802. Family matters.
6. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 13, 1802. Sarah writes of her visit to the Hand family and other news.
7. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 26, 1802. Sarah tries to console her husband who is suffering personal fatigue and anxiety, and other news of home.
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated November 29, 1805. News of Hannah, her baby, and marriage of Cousin John and Cousin Peggy.
9. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Pittsburg, dated September 13, 1808. Sarah expresses her joy at her husband's report of his good health and other news of mutual interest.
10. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Pittsburg, dated September 12, 1808. News of family and friends.
11. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Somerset, dated October 14, 1808. Sarah writes of Mrs. Blodget who is in strained financial circumstances with her family and seeks Jasper Yeates to intervene on her behalf with her family because of his past compassion to her. She mentions wood and a cow for the family.
12. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated November 21, 1808. News of family and events around home.
13. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 1, 1808. News of family, planned Christmas visits, the quality of clover seed.
14. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 4, 1808. Sarah writes of domestic and family matters and wishes her husband a "happy Christmas."
15. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 9, 1808. Sarah writes, "the Spectables suits my eyes very well," and of the receipt of provisions for the winter.
16. Letter, Catharine Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to destination unknown, dated October 14, 1808. Catharine writes an affectionate letter to her father of family social events and her discouraging view of the local election outcome.

Folder 68
1. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 30, 1805. Margaret's friendly letter details news of acquaintances, recommends a book to her cousin which, "contains the characters of a large proportion of the Women who have made themselves remarkable since the Creation."
2. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated August 31, 1805. Family news, and an account of the arrival in the city of General Moreau and his family, refugees from Bonaparte's France.
3. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 25, 1806. Concerns family and mutual friends, theatrical events in the city, and Madame Moreau's musical talents.
4. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated July 8, 1806. Contains an account of the wedding of Miss Rachel Gratz to Mr. Aaron Moses, and other social news.
5. Letter, Madame Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated August 20, 1806. Margaret writes to her cousin entirely in French as promised in her July letter.
6. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated October 1, 1806. Concerns Margaret's plans and inability to visit her cousin in Lancaster.
7. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 10, 1806. Outlines Margaret's opinion of Mr. Foster and Mr. Clarke of New Orleans, and matters of personal interest.
8. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 23, 1806. Margaret details the state of Jasper Yeates' health for her cousin and the fact that Sarah Yeates has arrived in the city.
9. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 24, 1806. Margaret writes of Jasper Yeates' confinement, his cheerful disposition, and Sarah Yeates' first trip to the city in twenty years.

Folder 69
1. Letter, Elizabeth Yeates to Sarah Yeates, [Philadelphia] to [Lancaster], undated. Elizabeth writes to her mother of social gatherings she attended, ladies' dresses.
2. Letter, Elizabeth Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 12. Daughter writes to assure her mother she will inform her soon as to when she will come home and she has not lost her affection for Lancaster.
3. Letter, Elizabeth Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Plumley to Lancaster, dated May 21, 1802. Elizabeth details her visit to Uncle Shippen and his reading of letters Benjamin West sent from Europe some forty years ago.
4. Letter, Elizabeth Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Lancaster to Carlisle, dated June 12, 1802. News of home, domestic and family matters, "I will endeavor to send a small jar of oysters."
5. Letter, Catharine Yeates and Elizabeth Yeates Conyngham to Peggy Yeates, Hayfield to Lancaster, dated December 28, 1809. The sisters each write to their sister about family and mutual friends and baby Yeates Conyngham.
6. Letter, Elizabeth Yeates Conyngham to Peggy Yeates, Hayfield to Lancaster, dated April 20, 1810. Elizabeth affectionately writes to invite her sister to visit and see the improvements made to the property.
7. Letter, Margaret Yeates and Elizabeth Yeates Conyngham to Sarah Yeates, Hayfield to Lancaster, dated May 13, 1810. Margaret writes of her visit with her sister and family and both sisters happily anticipate the visit of the elder Yeateses to Hayfield.

Folder 70
1. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated June 23, 1806. Concerns a legal opinion of Duncan's in a case of mutual interest.
2. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated March 7, 1808. Concerns notes of trial which Yeates is to deliver to Mr. Smith.
3. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated September 18, 1808. A personal note concerning the death of a close friend of the two and legal matters concerning the circuit courts.
4. Note, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Lewistown to Lancaster, dated April 22, 1809. Duncan requests Yeates to bring specific notes of trial with him to Lewistown.
5. Letter, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated March 7, 1810. Concerns a review of Acknowledgement of Deeds documents by the writer and his findings.
6. Note, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated July 11, 1811. Duncan requests Yeates' notes for a specific law case.
7. Note, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated July 17, 1812. Duncan requests Yeates' notes of an earlier legal case and updates Yeates on his intentions for a current case.
8. Note, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated February 1, 1812. Duncan provides Yeates with an update of legal cases.
9. Note, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Philadelphia, dated December 25, 1812. Duncan requests information about the outcome of the Gratz versus Cromwell case.
10. Note, Thomas Duncan to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated March 15, 1815. Duncan requests Yeates' legal notes from a previous case which is to be reopened.

Folder 71
1. Letter, Elizabeth Burd to Catharine Yeates, Tinian to Lancaster, dated October 11, 1807. Family news.
2. Letter, niece M. M. S. to My dearest Aunt, Philadelphia to destination unknown, dated May 18. The writer mentions coming to Lancaster to be in the "bosom of my fathers family."
3. Letter, Mrs. Stewart to Miss Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 25, 1821. Concerns family and plans for trips to Lancaster by family members.
4. Note, Edward Hubley to Catharine and Margaret Yeates, Reading to Lancaster, dated April 6, 1829. A note to the writer's cousins of the death of his mother earlier in the day.
5. Letter, Mary Hubley to Catharine Yeates, Germantown to Lancaster, dated February 8, 1844. The writer expresses condolences on the death of Catharine's brother John Yeates.

Folder 72
1. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 31, 1807. Miss Yeates' cousin writes of attending "our first assembly," a neighborhood fire, and a "Bet supper."
2. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 10, 1807. Margaret writes to her cousin of local social events, a musician named Lynch, and family news.
3. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 25, 1807. Concerns family illness, parties, local society.
4. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 6, 1807. Margaret writes her cousin of her impending summer trip with her family and the commotion in town about the "British conduct toward the United States."
5. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 2, 1807. Concerns family events, Margaret's opinion of "New York ladies," and other personal matters.
6. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 18, 1808. Margaret, recuperating from illness, writes about her cousin and Catharine's sister, Elizabeth Yeates', engagement to Redmond Conyngham, the theater, and personal matters.
7. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 22, 1808. Personal news and summer plans.
8. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated August 21, 1808. Family matters, travels, and daily events.
9. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated October 25, 1808. Margaret writes of having had a "succession of friends at our house this fall," family matters, and advice to Catharine to "Shun solitude, and partake of the gaiety that Lancaster affords."

Folder 73
1. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 12, 1809. Family news, Margaret writes of her brother's trip to Washington, falling in love, dances which are not as numerous as the writer would like, and other observations.
2. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 22, 1809. Margaret is anticipating her cousin's visit to Germantown and agrees that there is a lack of gaiety in most cities which will be remedied by the inauguration of the new president and "Mrs. Madison is expected to do wonders in the gay world."
3. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 2, 1809. Family news and an observation on the local social scene.
4. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated August 19, 1809. Personal matters and a description of "William Penn's marriage with a 'Woman of the hours'."
5. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Luzerne County, dated December 10, 1809. Personal matters, Philadelphia events, and items of mutual interest to the two correspondents.
6. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated July 11, 1810. Family news of travel, illness, visits, and other personal matters.
7. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 21, 1810. Margaret writes of her visit to Boston, her impression of that city and Margaret's new sister-in-law, and other news of mutual interest.
8. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated July 6, 1811. Margaret details a family tragedy, the death of the infant of Margaret's brother, and other family news.
9. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated August 15, 1811. Margaret writes of a stay at Long Branch at Bennet's House, "Bennet pursues an effectual plan to prevent common people from going to his house," and other "Watering places."
10. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 17, 1812. Margaret writes of the winter social season as having been "unprecedentedly dull," the upcoming ball in honor of the late Gen. Washington, local gossip, and rumors of volcanos.
11. Letter, Margaret Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Belleville to Lancaster, dated July 6, 1812. Concerns family, Margaret's opinion of the predicted war, "if the States are wise enough to hold together all may yet be well," June weddings, and other news.

Folder 74
1. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 2, 1809. Sarah writes of the receipt of purchases her husband made in the city and family news.
2. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated March 20, 1809. Sarah expresses concern for her husband's health due to his overwork and personal news.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Lewistown, dated June 3, 1809. News of home and family.
4. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Huntingdon, dated June 15, 1809. Sarah sends Jasper news from home and relays the contents of a letter from nephew Jasper Hand.
5. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Sunbury, dated July 30, 1809. Sarah writes of the severe heat and storms, family news, and events involving local acquaintances.
6. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Pittsburgh, dated September 12, 1809. Sarah informs her husband of a payment she received on his behalf and family news.
7. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Bedford, dated October 8, 1809. "Our little Boy was vascinated but it did not take effect," and other news of home.
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 14, 1809. Family matters, Jasper Hand, children, and grandchildren.
9. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 25, 1809. Sarah enumerates purchases of some household necessities, Christmas dinner guests, and other news.

Folder 75
1. Letter, David Watts to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Lancaster, dated April 8, 1809. The writer requests Yeates send notes of a case similar to the case of Armstrong and Horel with which the writer is currently engaged.
2. Letter, John J. Husband to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 11, 1809. The writer petitions Yeates, as leading member, to intercede on his behalf with church council for money the writer says is due him and for which he is greatly in need.
3. Note (fragment), of judicial reply in the handwriting of Jasper Yeates, dated December Term 1809.
4. Letter, John Simpson to Jasper Yeates, Shippensburg to Lancaster, dated March 10, 1810. The writer details a contract for the sale of "that Plantation which you hold in partnership with the Heirs of Samuel Rippey" to John Cramer.
5. Letter, David Stewart to Jasper Yeates, Huntingdon County to Lancaster, dated February 1, 1811. The writer is being charged he used influence with Yeates and Judge Brackenridge to sway opinion in his favor in a case dating to May 1801. He requests a certificate asserting he never discussed the case with either of the judges.
6. Case. David Hayfield Conyngham of Philadelphia for land in the County of Donegal, dated August 1, 1811. The document which is signed Deey & Atkinson and sealed, requests a valuation of the life estate in the described lands and premises of Mr. Conyngham.
7. Letter, James Hamilton to Jasper Yeates, Carlisle to Chambersburg, dated September 14, 1811. The writer seeks Yeates' advice on a legal matter which he describes in his letter.
8. Notes, in the hand of Jasper Yeates, various dates from October 14, 1811 to June 3, 1815. Concerns payment to James Boyd for two days' services.
9. Letter, (draft), Jasper Yeates to Kitchel Bishop, Philadelphia, dated December 29, 1813. Yeates provides his opinion on escheated property and forfeited estates.

Folder 76
1. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to [Lancaster], dated May 22, 1806. Concerns the assumption of John Shippen's debts by Uncle Shippen.
2. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 14, 1806. Burd writes a personal note concerning wine he is to procure for Yeates, and family matters.
3. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Ormiston to Lancaster, dated July 22,1806. Personal and business matters.
4. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Ormiston to Lancaster, dated August 3,1806. Personal business (investments) and legal matters.
5. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 1, 1810. Burd outlines his alarm over what he considers hasty seizure of lands by the counties when taxes are not paid and how that situation may affect land he has in distant counties and other legal business.
6. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Shippensburg to Lancaster, dated April 29, 1810. Concerns land Burd owns in Shippensburg and its proximity to a planned road which he wishes Yeates to document, and also sale of a property Burd owns.
7. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated October 30, 1814. Personal business, "our fear of Invasion this fall of our City have wholly subsided," Burd expresses concern over the political and financial systems.
8. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 25, 1815. Burd requests Yeates' services for the sale of land.
9. Letter, Edward Burd to Jasper Yeates, Ormiston to Lancaster, dated August 2, 1815. "There is no hard money now paid at the Turnpike Office." Personal business and concerns expressed by Burd for Yeates' health.

Folder 77
1. Letter, Catharine Yeates to Margaret Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated March 27, 1803. Catharine writes to her sister of the day by day social events she is participating in during her visit to the city.
2. Letter, Margaret Yeates to Sarah Yeates, Hayfield to Lancaster, dated July 4, 1810. Margaret writes of family events during her stay with sister Betsey.
3. Letter, Mary Yeates Smith to Sarah Yeates, Mansfield to Lancaster, dated April 24, 1827. Mary writes her mother of the birth of a great-granddaughter, named Sarah Yeates, to Sarah's granddaughter Williamina.

Folder 78
1. Letter, John Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated May 20, 1812. John writes to his father of his experience with a horse "Jack," the price of rye, and his sister, Mrs. Smith.
2. Letter, James Burd Hubley to John Yeates, Orwigsburg to Lancaster, dated February 25, 1818. James writes about a matter of personal business between Yeates and Mr. McDonnel of Sunbury, and wishes his aunt, Sarah Yeates, "all the happiness that could be realized in 1000 lives."
3. Letter, John Barker to John Yeates, Jersey Shore, Lycoming County to Lancaster, dated September 23, 1820. The writer has paid land tax for Yeates and is looking for land for a third party.
4. Letter, John Yeates to John Andrews, Lancaster County to Philadelphia, dated February 6, 1823. Concerns deposits and investments of Yeates about which he is corresponding because of an overdraft. (See letter from John Yeates to Margaret Yeates, dated February 6, 1823.) Andrews is Assistant Cashier in the Bank of the U. S.
5. Letter, John Yeates to Margaret Yeates, Belmont to Lancaster, dated February 6, 1823. John writes to his sister of a personal business matter concerning family investments which have not gone according to plan and are cause for concern.
6. Letter, John Andrews, Assistant Cashier to John Yeates, Bank of the U. S., Philadelphia to Lancaster, Salisbury Township, dated February 12, 1823. The writer informs Yeates that the deposits he wrote of have been received to Yeates' account.
7. Tax Receipt, signed John Vanderbelt, treasurer of Lycoming County. Receipt of tax paid on behalf of John Yeates by John Barker for county and road tax for the years 1821, 1822, 1823.
8. Letter, John Andrews, Assistant Cashier to John Yeates, Bank of the U. S., Philadelphia to Williamsburgh Office, Lancaster, dated October 19, 1824. Andrews regretfully informs Yeates that he cannot assume responsibility for the deposit or collection of dividends for some stock Yeates owns.

Folder 79
1. Letter, Elizabeth Yeates Conyngham to Miss Yeates (sister), Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 1813. Family news of visits and illness. 2. Letter, Catharine Yeates to Mrs. (Sarah) Yeates, [Philadelphia] to [Lancaster], undated. Catharine writes of a warm reception upon her arrival in the city.
3. Letter, Elizabeth Yeates Conyngham to Miss Yeates (sister), Germantown to Lancaster, dated May 9, 1816. Family news of visits, future plans, anticipation of the summer.
4. Letter, Catharine Yeates to Miss Yeates (sister Margaret), Lancaster to Conyngham Luzerne County, dated September 24, 1817. News of family and mutual acquaintances.

Folder 80
1. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 22, 1814. Margaret writes of her delay in writing due to laziness, and "notwithstanding the War, our City has been remarkably gay this Winter."
2. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 27, 1814. "The general convention of the clergy of our Church assembled in our City last Week, and we have been exceedingly gratified by hearing a number of very fine Preachers."
3. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated November 12, 1818. Family news and events in the city, "the death of Dr. Dorsey...Dr. Wistar's successor in the Anatomical chair."
4. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 24, 1818. Margaret outlines the trip of husband to Natchez and New Orleans, and comments that "Our City is uncommonly dull."
5. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 15, 1819. Margaret informs her cousin of the return home of Mr. Coxe and invites Catharine and her mother to spend a week with her during their summer travels.
6. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catherine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 1, 1831. Concerns loss of sight by Edward Burd, Margaret's father, and other family news.
7. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 6, 1833. Margaret writes of her feelings on the loss of her mother, the more recent death of her father, and an accident she subsequently suffered.
8. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 4, 1837. Margaret laments the death of her nephew, who died in France unexpectedly.
9. Letter, Margaret Burd Coxe to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 17, 1837. Margaret writes of the bereavement her brother and his family suffered.
10. Letter, D. W. Coxe (husband of Margaret Burd Coxe) to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated January 13, 1846. Family news from Daniel to his deceased wife's cousin.

Folder 81
1. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 1, 1816. Concerns the illness of their granddaughter, family news, and tenants.
2. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 5, 1816. Sarah informs her husband of the death of their granddaughter and includes a note concerning receipt of funds.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 11, 1816. Sarah writes of the family bereavement due to the death of Mary West Conyngham.
4. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to [Philadelphia], dated January 17, 1816. Sarah writes again of the death of the child and anticipates her husband's return home with their grandson Yeates.
5. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated March 4, 1816. Local news, a stage accident, and marriage.
6. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated March 12, 1816. Family and local news, the expected arrival of daughter Conyngham, and mistake in the accounting of a wood delivery.
7. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated March 26, 1816. Domestic business and family news. "The lace Veil you purchased for me is a very Elegant one."
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated March 31, 1816. News of mutual acquaintances and household happenings.
9. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated July 12, 1816. Sarah keeps her husband up-to-date on the visits of mutual acquaintances and family.
10. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated July 13, 1816. Sarah outlines the ideas the ladies of Lancaster have for forming a Sunday school "for the Benefit of all Societies."
11. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated July 17, 1816. News of home.
12. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated July 24, 1816. Sarah writes to clarify the information she seeks about the Sunday school, a request for Yeates intervention in the matter of a position for a nephew, and other news of home.

Folder 82  List of books, heading "Books to be appraised to John Yeates Spring of 1817." List of book titles numbered to 110 plus two others, shows cost. The list is in the hand of Jasper Yeates.

Folder 83
1. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated August 5, 1816. "We have begun our Sunday School." Sarah describes the school administration and the intent of school.
2. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Chambersburg, dated September 21, 1816. News of home and the anticipated imminent birth of a grandchild.
3. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Chambersburg, dated September 23, 1816. Sarah announces that "daughter Conyngham has presented us with another Grand Son."
4. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 6, 1816. Family news and domestic matters.
5. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 7, 1816. Sarah writes of the "Swiss girls. They seemed determined to sell them & would not agree to the terms you offered."
6. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 9, 1816. News of home and family.
7. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 21, 1816. Sarah acknowledges receipt of the items her husband sent from the city and other family news.
8. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated December 26, 1816. Sarah writes of the family Christmas celebration and other domestic items.
9. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 5, 1817. Concerns the family, local weddings, and other news of home.
10. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 17, 1817. "Your oranges came up very opportunely for our party," and notes concerning topics of mutual interest.
11. Letter, Sarah Yeates to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated January 23, 1817. Concerns a rental property, domestic events, family and friends.

Folder 84
1. Note (fragment), notation on each side. One side dated August 23, 1817 is a receipt signed by Joseph Harden. The other side is dated 1817 and mentions Jacob Brown, Adam Reicket and James Hea, and specifies sums of money.
2. Document of Agreement, between John Brown and George Bressler, dated March 29, 1817 to farm land.
3. Memo, of papers delivered to George Bressler, dated November 9, 1816, written by Jasper Yeates.
4. Note, describes alternate routes for a road in the Neppenose Valley proposed for 1818.
5. Letter, Henry Burnhamm to R. Conyngham, Clifford to Sugarloaf, Luzerne County, dated November 2, 1821. An offer by the writer to sell real estate he presently occupies.
6. Notes, on a libel case "The Commonwealth versus William Dickson." Undated.
7. Letter, of assignment, posted to Charles Smith, Esquire, Carlisle, Pa. Appoints John Andrews, Assistant Cashier in the Bank of the U. S. to receive and deposit turnpike dividends. Undated, but refers to the late Jasper Yeates, therefore it was written after March 1817.
8. Notes of testimony, in the case of Quin and Bear, a case of slander, undated.
9. Diagram of tract of land, undated, refers to 326.64 acres and allowance, Leghorn.
10. List of acreage, owners, and costs. Undated. Document refers to Jahn and Calal Rudd, Humphry Davonport, Absolomon Wiggins, Abraham Poorway, Thomas Wiggins.
11. Note (fragment), refers to copies, Philadelphia, and contains date 1774 with notation ES.
12. Diagram of tract of land of Peter and Curtis Grubb. Notation states that a portion of the land is involved in dispute with Stephen Beringer. Undated.

Folder 85  Deed, sealed, of Sarah Yeates, recorded March 4, 1819, signed Benjamin Bauman Rein.

Folder 86
1. Letter, Charles Smith to John Yeates, Baltimore to Lancaster, dated April 28, 1825. Charles informs his brother-in-law of a purchase of stock for him and a note about Mrs. Bethel.
2. Letter, John Yeates to Henry Hollingsworth, Cashier of the Bank of North America, Lancaster to Philadelphia, dated August 6, 1825. Requests dividends be transferred directly from the bank in Philadelphia to Yeates' bank in Lancaster.
3. Letter, Henry Hollingsworth to John Yeates, Bank of North America, Philadelphia to Salisbury Township, Lancaster, dated November 17, 1825. Concerns the disposition of dividends.
4. Letter, John Andrews to John Yeates, Bank of the United States, Philadelphia, to Lancaster, dated June 28, 1826. Concerns the transfer of dividend payments.
5. Letter, James Hopkins to John Yeates, [Lancaster], dated October 30, 1829. The Warden of St. James Church acknowledges a memorial of Communion Service Plate to the church in memory of the elder Yeateses.
6. Letter, copy, John Yeates to James Hopkins, [Lancaster], dated October 30, 1829. The children of Sarah Yeates in compliance with her wishes present "Family Plate" to the St. James Church, Lancaster.
7. Letter, Solomon Bastress to John Yeates, Jersey Shore, Pa. to Williamstown, Lancaster County, dated August 29, 1832. The writer is informing Yeates of a mistake by a third party, a Mr. Ellis, who offered land for sale erroneously. The land belonged to Yeates.
8. Letter, John Yeates to Wilhelmina McElwee, Belmont to Philadelphia, dated January 20, 1840. Yeates writes his niece of the precarious state of politics, "If Washington & Hamilton were alive, and could see, how his favourite plan of government could be reversed," the banking crisis, family and mutual acquaintances.
9. Letter, Salomon Bastress to John Yeates, Jersey Shore, Pa. to Williamstown, Lancaster County, dated December 1, 1843. Concerns rents due to Yeates which the writer is attempting to collect.

Folder 87
1. Receipt, James Johnston for Catharine Yeates' payment, dated September 7, 1827. Enumerates costs for setting up Mr. Shippen's monument and the baptismal font.
2. Letter, Edward Buchanon to Catharine Yeates, Paradise to [Lancaster], dated July 8, 1844. Concerns a suggestion made by Catharine Yeates that the Bishop should renounce his ministry.
3. Letter, George Mayer to Miss C. Yeates (Catharine), destination and origin unknown, dated 1855. The writer is returning the letters of Bishop White to Catharine.

Folder 88
1. Letter, Edward S. Burd to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 20, 1827. Burd sends a draft (check) received in interest to his cousins and aunt. He also relates current family matters, the death of his child and illnesses.
2. Letter, Edward S. Burd to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 4, 1828. Burd sends a draft for dividends received for his cousins and aunt. He relates that he is in process of building two adjoining houses and since Catharine has expressed interest in purchasing real property he will be willing to sell her one of the houses.
3. Letter, Edward S. Burd to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 13, 1828. Burd graciously conveys his father's regrets in being unable to accept the invitation to visit the elder Burd's sister, Sarah Yeates, due to his own poor health. The writer also expresses his concern for his aunt's health and general well-being.
4. Letter, Edward S. Burd to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated December 27, 1828. Burd details a meeting of directors of the Bank of the United States and the system of proxies to be adopted which will provide voting rights to shareholders who do not attend meetings.
5. Letter, Edward L. Burd to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated April 16, 1829. The letter was sent to accompany drafts representing interest due.

Folder 89  Will of Catharine Yeates, dated September 10, 1835.

Folder 90
1. Note, Eli K. Price to Catharine Yeates. The note accompanies a payment of debt and interest from John M. Ogden.
2. Note, Eli K. Price to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster. The note accompanies payment of rent for one N. Lugner.
3. Note, Eli K. Price to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated September 18, 1843. The note enumerates rents due to Miss Yeates and commission to the writer.
4. Note, Eli K. Price to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated May 17, 1845. The writer informs Miss Yeates of prospects for selling her real estate.
5. Note, Eli K. Price to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated June 19, 1845. Relates to the sale of one of Miss Yeates properties. Her reply to the note is drafted at the bottom.
6. Note, Eli K. Price to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated August 30, 1844. Enumerates receivables to Miss Yeates.
7. Note, Eli K. Price to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 1, 1845. Note list amounts due to Miss Yeates from rents. There are a few sentences which indicate that Edward S. Burd and family have suffered a bereavement.
8. Note, Eli K. Price to Catherine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated February 10, 1846. Note lists rents due to Miss Yeates. The writer states, "Mr. Burd continues as well as usual, but much secluded, and I apprehend will never again enjoy his former cheerfulness."
9. Note, Eli K. Price to Catharine Yeates, Philadelphia to Lancaster, dated July 22, 1848. The note accompanies a dividend payment with an account of the health of Edward S. Burd, who is apparently not expected to live for more than a few months.

Folder 91
1. Letter (copy), Alexander L. Hayes to Elias P. Youngman, Lancaster to Jersey Shore, dated March 24, 1847. The letter concerns settling the estate of John Yeates.
2. Letter, Martin Greenleaf to Judge (Alexander L.) Hayes, Belmont to Lancaster, dated March 10, 1847. Items involved in liquidating the estate of John Yeates, grain and land.

Folder 92
1. Notebook, titled "Lancaster County Sessions Docket Commencing August Sessions 1766." The notebook of Jasper Yeates outlines legal cases beginning in 1766. The last date in the notebook is February 1788.

2. Notebook, titled "Lancaster County Docket, Of Judgments Confessed Commencing May Term 1766 and Ending May Term 1775. (Both Inclusive)." Outlines of cases and an index. The obverse is titled "Lancaster County Docket Defendants' Appearances. Commencing August Term 1766. And Ending November Term 1766." A case by case outline.

Folder 93 Folder contains seven separate sheets addressed to members of the Yeates family which are hand stamped.

Folder 94
1. Letter, Eliza Patterson (niece) Chestnut Hill, Germantown to Mrs. Yeates, Lancaster, describing health of Eliza's mother, Jane Burd Patterson, August 16 (before 1814).
2. Letter, John Sparhawk, Philadelphia, to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster, regarding part payment on Abner Wickersham's note, July 20, 1787.

 

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