Marden (Mariam) Letter 1847
 
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
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COPIES DONATED BY H. RICHARDSON

TO MARIAM L. MARDEN1
WRITTEN BY SUSAN N. LITTLEFIELD

                                                       Kennebunk
                                                       February the 3 1847

Dear Mariam  you know
that I left Lowell I found Mother alive
she lived till 5 minutes of fore this morning
when I got up to the depot there was a man
that was coming down and when I got to
wilington there I met my brother when we
arived home it was seven about the time that
I told you Mother head her sinces till the
last minute she was very glad to see us
and said that she was willing to die if the
Lord sees fit to let her live she was willing
to live I want you to tell Father Burbanks
folks that I want them to write to Dorcas and
tell her that her Dear Mother is ded and that she
died with the Prest and lung fevor she wanted
to see all the children but she wanted to see me
the most of all O how glad I am to think
that I come home yesday if I head not I never
should seen her Mariam this is to much for me
to bare Father is not very well I donít think he
will last but a short time I want you to tell
Mary MC to tell sheldon that I donít think that
I shall come back eny more at present

  1Miriam Lindsay Marden b: 1827, North Searsport, ME d: 1852, 
     Freedom, ME; parents: John Marden and Eliza Munsey; married 
     1848: Phineas Gustavus Warren b: 19 Nov 1822, Freedom, ME 
     d: 1 Aug 1881, Unity, ME. 
 
 
it was Mothers desire to have me stay and
so I suppose I most Mariam you most
write to me and write me a long letter
I feel so bard that I cannot write give my
love to all the Girls that inquire after me
this is from your Friend Susan N. Littlefield

Do you my friend when far away
Think of the hours you have spent with me
And aft at evening when you stray
Think of the hours you have spent 
Think of your friend that faraway
                                 Friend

E. Emily Grott
   
   

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