Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
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Dec. the 4 1853

Dear brothers,

 I now set down to let you
know that I am well and hope that these
few lines I will find you the same.
My school begins Monday. Thanksgiving is next
Thursday and we are A celebrting to go out to
uncle Cephas they are agoing to have a turkey.
they have not heard from Caleb yet & not
as I know of.  they have not unless they get
a letter today when they go down to meating.
Mr. Randal keeps our school it is cold enough
up hear, well I can’t think of anything
more to write I will finnish I dont know
as you can read it.  If you cant call it
some thing and let it go to that good by
write as soon as you get this write write

            Dolly M. Abbott
            Varnum Abbott
            Jonas Abbott
            Dolly M. 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.
  2Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott b: 1840, VT, parents: Margaret H. King and 
    Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; married: Elijah A. Norton 
     b: 1864, VT.
  3Brothers - Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT and Jonas Abbott b: 1836, Glover, 
    VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: 
     Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, Massachusetts.
uncle Jonathan got a
letter from cousin
Benjamin Hurlbut
and cousin Betsy is dead
she had the tyfoyd fever then the bloody flux
set in and carried her of.  So good by

            Dolly M. Abbott

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