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LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS
OSBORNE LIBRARY

WRITTEN FROM LOWELL1
TO BETHEL, VERMONT

                                             Lowell July

Bethel Sept.16

My Dear Brother

I am seated this lovely sabath too write you
a few lines it is very warm hear now it seems as
if I never knew warmer wether than it has been
some time back there has been but one case of the
Cholera that I know of yet Dear
I wish Brother you could have been here
the forth I often thought of you and wished
you hear too enjoy it with me the first
thing in the morning a company marched
down this street and surlinly I never saw such
a sight they all wore masks or was painted and
had on all sorts of clothsthey did not look
like human beings they looked more
like pictures in the comic almanic the
fire engine companies formed on  Merr street
there was 12 in number each company
was dressed in diferent uniform their
engines wer trimed with flowers, and there
horses wer handsom and trimed with flowers
it looked beautifully at three in the afternoon 
a baloon went up with one man in it
he came down at Boston or near there and
in the eavening I went and saw the 

 1  Lowell, Massachusetts.

 

 
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