Tuttle, Mary L. 1844
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                                Lowell3 June the 7th 1846
                                My Dear Brother
I take this first opertunity to acknowledge the
recept of your kind letter which was received
the 26th and was pleased to hear from you. I
[    ] more to hear you were well and also the
rest. I also herd from home this week they
are all well but wish to hear from Boston well I
should think some of you would write home.
please give my love to Thomas4 and Isaiah5 tell them they must write
and also the rest of the folks particular Miss
Post6 or rather the intended Mrs. Tuttle
you say now to the test. I say now to the test
what I am about to write I wish you to keep bured
in your own bosom. But yet if I could see you
I could tell you more than I can ever write.
since I last wrote you Mr. P has visited Lowell
we had a fine time wish you had been hear.
I hope you will keep your promis you said if
I would tell you when I was to be married you
would tell me when you should be married.
well it is something we feel dipendent about
confessing yet to you. I will confess all for the
sake of lerning yours James if nothing miraculous
transpires to intercept. I shall be married this
Fall or perhaps sooner if I return home before

  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.
  4Thomas Bartlett Tuttle b: 2 Jul 1829, Stratham, NH; married: 
     Sarah Elizabeth Leavitt b: Feb 1837, NH.
  5Brother Isaiah Wiggin Tuttle b: 24 Aug 1827, Stratham, 
     NH d: 24 Jun 1900, Stratham, NH.
  6Sister-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.
my health is not very good. I should have left
and gom home when Elen
was hear but my oversear would not let me. I shall leave the last
of August or the first of Sept. if not before.
I have told you as near as I no know when
I know the day I will then write you.
it is pleasant thus to look forward with sweet
anticipations to future scenes of happiness to
this source of happiness which may become
ours sometimes we seem to suppose what the
world which has been a storm to others will
be a calm to us yet experience soon removes the
delusion now [----] on earth can give perfect peace
even the most peaceful and happy
dwelling where love and harmony ever abides
cannot supply for into then pains [----]
[----] and death its entrance death which
dissolves the fondest ties and takes away the
life that is dearer than our own but no affliction
can befall the true Christian under which his
Redeemer will give him suitable support and
consolation. Well I think you cannot read this
it is written pore.My pen is pore
and ink pail I shall expect an answer as soon as you
get this I may go home in a few weeks
and I may not give my love to Uncle,
Aunt and Ellen. I do not know when
I shall visit Boston perhaps this
Summer. I hope you will visit [----]
after I go home tell Thomas and Isaiah
to write home. Mothers7 is worred about Thomas
because he has not written home since he left
Lowell. I will write now I shall expect
an answer to this and lots more. I cannot
stop to write more fore it is getting
late. I must bid you adieu fore the preasant 

 From your Sister Mary

[on cover]
Mr. James S. Tuttle
Boston, Mass
  7Mother Mary Stockbridge b: 29 May 1798, Exeter, NH 
    d: 22 Jun 1899, NH; married: Thomas Tuttle b: 25 Nov 1798, 
    Nottingham, NH d: 14 Apr 1893, NH.

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