Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1

WRITTEN BY JONAS ABBOTT2
TO MARGARET AND CEPHAS CLARK3

  
Lowell4 Nov. the 28th 1853

Dear father and mother
and sister5 I sit down
to write a few lines to
you my health is very good
and hope that these find
you in good health I did
not think of seeing varnum6
at present but was glad
to see him and to hear
from you and the wrest of 
You folks in glover7 I am to
work in the shop8 yet I think
I go to some other place and
get more pay but I don’t
know how soon I shall leave
in about fore weeks I think
that I shall but if they raise
my pay I shall stay this
winter we haint had any
snow here yet it is rather
cold here yet I will write
to you about the buter I did
not do so well as I expected

  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.
  6Brother – Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas 
    Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: 
     Lowell, Massachusetts.
  7Glover, Vermont.
  8Lowell Machine Shop.
  
 
  
  
to thre tubs tasted the tub
so it has had to go for the
second quality I doe the
best that I could with
it I sold 2 tubs for 22 cents
weight 95 pounds brought $20,90
and 2 tubs for 21 cents weight 98 lbs
made $20,58 and 2 tubs for 20 cents
weight 104 ½ pounds made $20,90 and
one for 19 cent weight 52 ½ pounds
made $9.97

            the whole weight 
            350 lbs

            the whole amount $72.35

the freight on the buter was 1.60
and 25 cents to the truckman
that moved it
the tubs wade 7 pounds a piece
the wrest of the money I will
send in a leter varnum said
that he let you have 35 dollars
and I pay it to him I was out 
one and a half day to selicit but I shall
take any thing for that the peaches
that I sent five quorts and six big pars
and for aples and for newspapers
the peaches would keep 58 or 60
days before they would rot
you tell mr drew that I am
much oblige to him for opning
the box

varnum is well and tuff
this From Jonas Abbott to

           Mr. Clark of 
           Glover VT
   
  

 
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