Herrick, Israel 1833 08 11
 
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LOWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ALFRED GILMAN COLLECTION

WRITTEN BY ISRAEL HERRICK
TO ALFRED GILMAN

                                              Roxbury  Aug 11th 1833

Dear Sir

I expect that you have been informed before
this that I was in this place. My departure from
Lowell was sudden and not long contemplated if,
had it not have been I should have called upon you
and informed you of it. The paper which I received at
your office I gave to an acquaintance of mine until the
time should expire that I had paid for it. If he has 
not called for it and has said nothing concerning contin-
uing it you will please stop it immediately and
I will pay you for the extra time which is not paid
up to this time.

As for the news of the day I have nothing interesting ex-
cepting the drought which in this place is quite pinching.
But if I did not feel myself completely incompetent I
would like to write an article for your genteel readers
of the Album. But oh! What a thing it is to be entire-
ly destitute of that thing called Genius.

As I did not know where the person to whom the en-
closed letter is directed to might be at this time I thought probably you
might and if you do and will forward it to her
you would confer a favour on your

                                             Friend
                                             Israel Herrick

 

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