Abbott Brothers Letters 1852
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1

WRITTEN BY JONAS ABBOTT2
TO MARGARET AND CEPHAS CLARK3

 
Lowell4 July the 20 1852

Dear mother an sister5 and mr Clark
I spend a few moments to inform
you the state of my health it is
very poor at present I have not
done any work for a week last week
I was quite sick for three days I
think I shall go to work in a 
day or two I was glad to hear from
you and that you were well I hope
these few lines will find you
enjoying good health and the wrest
of the folks in old glover6 write
how you get a long with your
haying I would like help yo
get hay I think.. that I should
feel beter to go back in the
country and work a while but I
don’t know I weather I shall or
not the crops are light this
way buter 20 cents a pound I would
like some of your buter down here
I send my best love to you
all I have not any more time
to write now please write as soon
As you get this 

  1This letter is part of the Abbott Brothers Collection at Philadelphia 
     College in Pennsylvania.  Transcribed by the University of Massachusetts 
     Lowell, Center for Lowell History.
  2Jonas Abbott b: 1836, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas Varnum 
     Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, Massachusetts.
  3Parents – Margaret and Cephas Clark, Glover, VT.
  4Lowell, Massachusetts.
  5Sister – Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott b: 1841, Glover, VT; parents: 
     Margaret H. King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
  6Glover, Vermont.
 
 
 
 
From, Jonas Abbott to Mr. and Mrs. Clark
                        and dearest sister
[written along the left hand side]

Dolly I want to see you more than hen
Can you tell I send my best love to you

                        Jonas Abbott Jonas Abbott

 
 

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