1843 Blake, Ann
 
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TRUSTEES HAVERHILL PUBLIC LIBRARY
HAVERHILL, MASSACHSUETTS
BENNETT FAMILY LETTERS1

WRITTEN BY ANN M. BLAKE2
TO SABRINA EDWARDS BENNETT3

                                   [May 14, 1843]

Dear Cousin

It is with pleasure I sit my self to write to you informing you of my good helth &c. I feel as well contented as could be expected considering all things. I think it would be best for me to work in the mill a year and then I should be better prepared to learn a traid. I should like to have gone [to Haverhill] but our folks moving to Nashville I thought I should like to try the Mill and see how I like it. I think I shall like very mutch for I go in all moast every day to see Jane…I think I shall go in to work next weak. It is imposable for any one to get in to the Mill. They do not engage only half the help they did before they reduced the spead. . .I think if I have good luck I shall go to Haverhill but do not wait for me. Come if you can conviently. Father is gon to Bristol so we are very loanly. We received your letter and was very glad to hear from you. 

You must excuse all bad mistakes as I am in a grate hurry. Give my love to all the good folks you know.

                                  Ann M B
 
  1Bennett Family, Letters (1839-1846) Haverhill Public Library, 
     Haverhill, Massachusetts.  These letters appear in New England 
     Mill Village, 1790-1860, Gary Kulik, Roger Parks, Theodore Z. 
     Penn, eds., (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1982). Used by 
     permission and edited by Old Sturbridge Village.)
  2Ann M. Blake b: 1828; parents: Jemima Edwards and John Blake; 
    married 1853: William Lovejoy.
  3Cousin – Sabrina Bennett b: 18 Nov 1818 d: 22 Dec 1860, 
    Haverhill, MA; parents Richard Bennett and Ruth Edwards; 
    married 1857: Oliver Turner.
   
 

 
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