Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1

WRITTEN BY JONAS ABBOTT2
TO MARGARET AND CEPHAS CLARK3

 
 Lowell4 Oct. the2 1853

Dear Father and mother
and sister5 I received your
leter last week and was glad
to hear from you and the
wrest of the folks in 
glover6 my health is good at 
present I Jamed my foot a
very bad week a go last Monday
and was laid up a while but
have got to work again the cylinder
head of the engine fell on to it
I put a boot on yesterday I
heard from varnum7 when he
was alon lake erie and have
not hurd since he was well
then if you have hurd since
I wish you would write and
let me now for I want to hear
from him very much and from you
to it is a bout time for him
to come back to lowell if he
comes I want that he should
the weather is fine here now
and not very cold yet

  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, Glover, 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.
  7Brother – Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas 
    Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: 
    Lowell, Massachusetts.
  
  
  
  
the produce is very high here

now and  buter is 28 cents a 
           25 pound
potatoes 80 cents a bushel
aples 60 cents if you have a
tub of buter to sell my
bordind mistress wants to get
one if you send one she
will pay a good prise for
it write what it is 
fetching a pound up
there I could sell
a number of tubs if
I had it it will
cost some thing to freight
it down here if you send
one you write as soon as you
get this them peaches that
I sent to you was not very 
good the man that I was to 
have them of did not bring
them in and these was late
peaches and want so good
nor half so large as the early 
ones are write if you had
to pay any thing on them for
they want hardly worth
paying for I haint

[written along the left side]

much to write to you this time I have
wrote this in a hury if you cant wread
it burns it give my love to dolly and
all the folks from Jonas Abbott
 
 

 
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