718. Joseph Thaxter to Caleb Thaxter
Edgartown, 14 February 1788 (excerpt)1

Dr Brother

… we are in usual Health except that my little Girls have got the Hoop Cough, but not bad as yet, & I hope will not be, we are well pleased with the Ratificaition of the federal Constitution, wish it had been more general. …

1. RC, Autograph Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem.