Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
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Lowell4 August 4th 1853

Respected Father & Mother & Sister5
I once more inform you
of our health which is first best
& trust yours the same I received
A letter from you 5 or 6 weeks ago
Uncle Samuel got here A weak
ago to night & staid till wednesday
moring he then went to Boston
we some expect him back to night
to go to the the lecture .
we had A fist rate time when he
was here & he was vary much taken
up with some of ours pretty girls
he is quite A boy yet for the 
girls I talk of going out west
next fall to see the Country
but havent fully Concluded yet
I have lots to write but dont 
seem to have much time my time
is all taken up in enjoyment or
employment, & A Dreaming & Sleeping

finish foce soon enjoy life while you can

  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, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas 
    Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, 
  3Parents – Margaret and Cephas Clark, Glover, VT.
  4Lowell, Massachusetts.
  5Sister - Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott b: 1840, VT, parents: Margaret H. 
    King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
Dolly I think you had better
go to school this fall
write next time whether you are A
going or not I wish I was A
going  & I think I shall got to
writing school

Farther I supose you will think
you got A long haying uncle said
you was smart & every thing
looked nice

Mother I supose you will think
That I might wrote more wal I
Might if I had let it alone
till Sunday I write this at
dinner time & it is time for
Me to go to work so good by

Jonas6 is well & doing well he has
ben telling about writing but I
Guess he haint my best respects
            To Betsy & Abby

Mr. & Mrs. Cephas Clark your humble servant
            Varnum Abbott

The rest next time
Write Soon

  6Brother - 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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