This letter, edited by Ronald M. Potvin, and written by Henry Williams to his sister Catharine Williams, describes Williams’ return to Newport with his brother Samuel after an absence of many years. It provides a view of his native town in transition from a maritime center to a summer resort. The letter views Newport with introspection, sometimes a sense of humor, as well as his father's and his own sense of faith, and the troubles within Quakerism.
Potvin, Ronald M.
"In His Own Words: Henry Williams Returns to Newport,"
Newport History: Vol. 65
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol65/iss222/3