WRITTEN BY VARNUM ABBOTT2
TO DOROTHY “DOLLY” M. ABBOTT3
Lowell4 May 29th 1853
I once more write A few lines to you
hoping they will find you in good health
& spirits to I cant stop to to write much
it is most dinner time & I wants go to
meeting this after noon. Jonas talks some of
going to the gold mines guess that I
shant go this year tell farther & Mother5
I am well wish them so I hope that you
will learn lots this sumer give my love to
all the prety girls write as soon as you get
this if not before & tell Sias to write to
& Samuel King, excuse the bad writing
Friend Varnum Abbott
Dorothy M Abbott
1This letter is part of the Abbott
Brothers Collection at Philadelphia
College in Pennsylvania.
Transcribed by the University of Massachusetts
for Lowell History.
2Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents:
Margaret H. King and Jonas Varnum
Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, Massachusetts.
3Sister – Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott
b: 1841, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H.
King and Jonas Varnum
Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
5Parents – Cephas and Margaret
Clark, Glover, VT.