Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1

WRITTEN BY JONAS ABBOTT2
TO VARNUM ABBOTT3

  
 Lowell4 June 12th 1853

Dear brother I take my
pen in hand to inform 
you that I am tierd for
I worked last night and 
to day in the fore noon the 
Jack broke on the no 2 mill on
the half next to no 3 s mill
the wrest goes well a nough
I got squezed in no 1 pit
saturday after noon but not very
bad between the pulley that regulates
the gate and the pit but I can 
do the work it makes me little
lame he wants me to go to work
in the shop a week from
to morows you com back
next Saturday if you can
and yo cant want to stay till
monday I will try to do your 
work monday suit your self and
you will suit me the boss of the
wood workmen in the shop had his
arm sawed very bad the boss under green
I feel tierd and cant write much
my love to mother and father5 my
health is good and hope yours is the
same give my love to dolly6 Jonas Abbott

  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.
  2Jonas Abbott b: 1836, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas 
    Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, 
    Massachusetts.
  3Brother – Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and 
    Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: 
    Lowell, Massachusetts.
  4Lowell, Massachusetts.
  5Parents – Margaret and Cephas Clark, Glover, VT.
  6Sister – Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott b: 1841, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H.
    King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
 
 

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