Abbott Brothers Letters 1850s
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1

WRITTEN BY MARGARET H. KING ABBOTT CLARK2
TO VARNUM AND JONAS ABBOTT3

my Sons I was glad to hear from you
and to hear that you was well and may
you injoy life The first rate be carflel
of your helth and becouted to stay in
this part of the world whare I can see you
once and A wile you don’t know how
much good it dose me to see my children
A coming home my helth is vary
good at the time mr. clark’s helth
is better but he have this distress
spell more but not so often
Jonas we recent you should take pay for
your trouble and thank you to for selling
the butter it is cold hear now but
no slaying yet I an A fraid we shant
have any for thanksgiving the folks are
all well as well give my love to all
write as soon as you get this I send my
best love to you both write as soon as
you get this Jonas did Varnum tell
you how he lived of his pistal under
our shed well write son as you get this
want you glad to see Varum yes I was
writ soon as you get this I wich that you 
both could eat liverweist with me
thankgiving morning so good by for these time

Varnum or Jonas A Margaret Clark
V V A V    J A    M  V J A   J V A

 1This letter is part of the Abbott Brothers Collection at Philadelphia College in 
   Pennsylvania.  Transcribed by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center 
   for Lowell History.
  2Margaret H. King b: 7 Oct 1804, Portsmouth, NH d: 7 Mar 1858, VT; [first] 
    married: Jonas Varnum Abbott b: 4 Mar 1804, Londonderry, NH; [second] 
    married 1851: Cephas Clark, Jr. b: 17 Jul 1784, Westmoreland, NH d: 8 Aug 1858, 
    VT; [first marriage] children: Varnum Abbott, Jonas Abbott, and Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott.
  3Sons - Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT and Jonas Abbott b: 1836, Glover, VT; parents: 
    Margaret H. King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 
    1852-1854: Lowell, Massachusetts.

 

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