Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1

WRITTEN TO JONAS ABBOTT2
TO MARGARET AND CEPHAS CLARK3

 
Lowell4 Sept. 11th 1853

respes  parents I take
this opportunity to inform
you how i got home I
reached Saturday night all
safe folks are all well and 
hope that these few lines
will find you the same
and all of the folks in 
glover5 varnum6 left last
monday morning for the west7
he wrote to have me come
back Friday but i did not
get the leter you can take
it out and sent or keep
it I haint hurd from
him yet but I expect
to soon when I do I will
write nancy is well and 
sends her love to you all
Misses A-b is well and sends her
love to you and dolly8 and so 
do I when you get your corn
picked you let me know and

  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.
  3Parents – Margaret and Cephas Clark, Glover, VT.
  4Lowell, Massachusetts.
  5Glover, Vermont.
  6Brother – Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, Massachusetts.
  7Californian Gold Rush.
  8Sister – Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott b: 1841, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
 
 
 
 
will just step up and help
husk it but look out for
the light on the mountain
to night is Sunday night
and I have been to church
all day long I have not 
A buch to write to you this 
time bu I will try to write
more next time the weather
is fine heare buter is 22 and 24
cents per pound retail price
I will write more next
time you may look for some
peaches Thursday or Friday
night
             From Jonas Abbott
             to Mr. Clark

please write as soon 
as you get this

             Jonas Abbott
             Lowell Mass
 
 

 
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