Abbott Brothers Letters 1852
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Lowell4 Sept. 19th 1852

Mother I will send a few lines
to you my health is first rate. I
hope that these few lines will find
you and Farther and Dolly5 the same
I should like to visit you with, Jonas6
but I will, put it of till a more
convenient time as my health is good
I can labor with comfort I shall
come up and see you another Spring
if we are alive time rools on son
we shall come to our end
that present I suppose you will expect
I feel rather stingy and you may expect
It will be small I send you a
Dress I do not know whether it will
suit you or not I aint much of a hand
to buy calico

Dolly I was glad to receive a line
from you you must write and send
when Jonas comes back give my respects
to Emma Abbott hope that she enjoys
life write where she stays that sumer

  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.
  2Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas Varnum 
     Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, Massachusetts.
  3Parents – Margaret and Cephas Clark, Glover, VT.
  4Lowell, Massachusetts.
  5Sister – Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott b: 1841, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H. 
    King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
  6Brother – Jonas Abbott b: 1848, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and 
    Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, MA.
I have lots to say not time to write
If you have a husking this year
give me an invite I should like
to come and get some rackoon or fresh
lamb either, and some good new butter

I will close by sending my love to
you all

I remain the same person
Yours respectfuly

             Cephas Clark
             Margaret Clark

             Varnum Abbott
             Varnum Abbott 

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