Letter from Emmanuel Downing to John Winthrop (1588-1649)/Rough draft of letter from John Winthrop to Thomas Hooker
Sir, - I thanke for your kynde letters, which I received yesterday. I feare not the coming of shipps vnto vs, because I know it will not be in the power of any mortall man, (though as malitious as the Divill himselfe against vs) to hinder them. I am much more troubled that you write, how you are yet sometimes feverishe: I pray be more watchfull for your health, that you oppresse not your bodye nor spirits with the publique affaires, but rather spare yourself a while that you may be the better enabled for tyme to come;
Downing, Emmanuel (1585-1660); Winthrop, John (1588-1660)
March 2, 1638; 1688/9
Massachusetts--History--Colonial period--1600-1775; Hooker, Thomas
MSS 413, Box 1, Folder 8
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