Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1

WRITTEN BY VARNUM ABBOTT2
TO MARGARET AND CEPHAS CLARK3

   
Lowell4 Nov. 27th 1853

Respected Farther & Mother & Sister5
I pen A few lines to let
you know that I am the
Same I have not gone to
work yet but have had
one or to Chances but they
did not suit me So I 
expect to go to work this
week Some time butter sells, 23
Pork from 8 to 9 at retail from 9
to 11, Aples 1.50 per bushel

Write if they heard from Caleb
Since I Came down here & A bout
thanksgiving we had thanksgiving last
Thursday & had a good time I read
in the papers that they would not
have any thanksgiving because A loco Goviner
            good by dolly

  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.
  2Varnum Abbott b: 1834, 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: 1840, VT, parents: Margaret H. 
     King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
  
   
  
   
[written sideways on the page]

how do you like your school
diner is most ready

I will write more next time 
by
write As Soon As you 
get this from your

           Friend
           Varnum Abbott

20.70
20.58
20.20
  9.97
72.35       70.00
  4.25       67.51 
67.51  Mr. & Mrs Cephas Clark
                 2.49

[written along the left side of page]

Dolly Write how you get
A long & how you do
    
  

 
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