Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1

WRITTEN BY JONAS ABBOTT2
TO DOROTHY “DOLLY’ M. ABBOTT3

 
Lowell4 Apr. 18th 1853

Dear sister I received your
leter last week and was glad
to hear from you and the wrest
of the folks and that they was
doing well my health is good
at present and hope that these
few lines will find you the 
same and mother and Mr. Clark5
want to hear how they are getting
along this spring give my love to 
them tell mother that I want to
see her very much and mr Clark
and you twus more than pen can
tell but I cant now varnum6
health is good and sends his best
wishes to you tell sias that I would
like to help him shoogar off7 and
have some to eat give my love to
Jane tell her to get smart and
come down here the fourth of July
I saw nancy yesterday and she 
was smart and so was abagil day
they are a doind well I wish you would
send me some shoogar to eat but you
cant Dolly I was glad to hear from

  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.
  3Sister – Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott b: 1841, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H. 
     King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
  4Lowell, Massachusetts.
  5Parents – Margaret and Cephas Clark, Glover, VT.
  6Brother –Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas 
    Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, Massachusetts.
  7Sugar off – making maple sugar.
 
 
 
you I want you should write
as soon as you get this
Dolly I cant think of much
to write now and my, hands
are sore sow I cant hardly write
at all I have written this in
A hury I don’t know as you 
can wread it but if you 
cant you send me a line
and I will try to write 
A beter one nex time
good by for this time write 
as soon as you get this

                       From Jonas Abbott
                       to Dolly  M  Abbott
 
 

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