Tuttle, Mary L. 1846 04 21 [ATHM]
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                                   Lowell3 April 21, 1846

My Dear Brother James   I sit down this pleasant
morning to address you. I hardly now how to express
myself to you. I received a letter from you a few weeks
since of which I was pleased to except and read with
love and pleasure you said you wer settled already
well I suppose you are in business but not in the
state of Mattremony. I have gut I tired of waiting
fore you to get marred so long that I
have [     ] have gut tired don’t know
but which I shall give up
ever thinking of ever marring myself I have
waited so long for your knot to be tied first
well I should think you might give Mr.
Pitnam4 and myself an invitation to some
[----] to Boston at the time you have this
knot tied well James I will not write any
more nonsence. I have received a letter from
home lst week of which they wer all
well. They said Thomas5 had goin to
Boston you must look after him and
keep him stedy fore he is growing yet
write whare he has goin to work if
with you or who and whare he
bords remember me to Isaiah6 and also
Thomas and all that I now
my home in particular to Miss Post7 
  1Mary Lucy Tuttle b: 9 Aug 1825, Stratham, NH;
     parents: Thomas Tuttle and Mary Stockbridge; 
     married 1846: Eben M. Pitman b: 1823, Exeter, NH.
  2Brother – James Smith Tuttle b: 3 Oct 1823, 
     Stratham, NH d: 1913.
  3Lowell, Massachusetts.
  4Husband to be – Eben M. Pitman b: 1823, Exeter, NH.
  5Brother – Thomas Bartlett Tuttle b: 2 Jul 1829, 
     Stratham, NH; married: Darah Elizabeth Leavitt 
      b: Feb 1837, NH.
  6Brother – Isaiah Wiggin Tuttle b: 24 Aug 1827, 
     Stratham, NH d: 24 Jun 1900, Stratham, NH.
  7Sister in law to be – Caroline A. Post b: abt 1824, 
     Thomaston, ME d: 10 Feb 1894; married: James 
     Smith Tuttle b: 3 Oct 1823, Stratham, NH d: 1913.
and Uncles’ folk my health is good hope
youres the same should be pleased to have
A visit from you this summer and also
the outhers write when you are going
home should be pleased to have you visit 
Lowell at the time if convenient
I am stedy am not courted yet still an
old maid it somehow happens that I ame
always in Lowell when you go home
I sometimes think it is pland so I should
be extremely happy to see you and have a
long talk with you. I have lots that I should
like to communicate to you if it was convenient
I often think of the many happy hours we have
spent if in our youthfull days would that they
could be again recauld youth is past and written
it our youthful minds soon old age will
soon appear and we hastening to the tomb
soon we shall be no more like thousands
around us everyday but let us be prepared
to meet death at all times if we meet
no more on earth may we meet in
heaven whare their will be no more
     You speak of that night cap. I should
be pleased if you would burry that
in your own bousans and let me
never let me hear from that again
it ant to be griv’d. I tell you I want
you to write and tell me all of the news.
 I think you cannot read this for
you said you wanted me to come up
and take care of your children well when
you get some say half of a dozen you wanted
to know if I had got any Pitmans yet
well when you must come and see and go
down to Exeter and ask him probly he
might tel you and you also wanted
to now if he was suitable of his intentions
think he is of all he has grit you would
like him I think he is so good to me
often speeks of you how he would like to
see you I have so often spook of you to
him I hope you will simperthice with
me for you was want to be away from
your true love in times past there I
hardly know what I am writing about
I hope you will excuse it and burn
it after reading I must close by saing write
without fail.  Please except this
token of love and affection
from a sister

      Mary L. Tuttle
      Lowell, Mass.
      Tremont No.29

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