WRITTEN BY DOROTHY “DOLLY” M. ABBOTT2
TO VARNUM AND JONAS ABBOTT3
Dec. the 4 1853
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
1This letter is part of the Abbott
Brothers Collection at Philadelphia
College in Pennsylvania.
Transcribed by the University of Massachusetts
Lowell, Center for
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:
employed 1852-1854: Lowell, Massachusetts.
uncle Jonathan got a
letter from cousin
and cousin Betsy is dead
she had the tyfoyd fever then the bloody flux
set in and carried her of. So good by