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Galusha, Amy 1859 04 22
 
LOWELL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
GALUSHA FAMILY COLLECTION
LETTER 159

WRITTEN BY AMY MELENDA GALUSHA1
TO HER MOTHER POLLY GALUSHA2

[Lowell]3 April 22 1859

Dear Mother

     I supose that you feel anxious to hear how I got along yesterday  and how I feel to 
day  well I feel pretty smart to-day but I had a hard time riding so far  I left Cristophers 
about five and rode to St Albans4 without anything to eat but you better believe a cup of 
coffee was good when I got thare  uncle Frank gave me some pepermint before I left in 
the morning which was a great advantage to me  well I got here abut nine oclock and was 
very tired the times are not much better here than when I left  it is all a humbug about 
raising the pay and the old hands are all mad becuase they have been so decieved and say 
they wont stay if they do not raise the pay as they said they would.  I guess but  I shall go 
in a tailor shop to work but dont know certain  well the people are all well and thare is 
more of them left than I expected to find

     Maple sugar is selling at ten cts. per pound here and goes hard at that  I have not 
sold Aunt M ... yet but shall not till I can look around and see what I can do  well I have 
not been homesick yet but guess I shall when I come to go in the mill  I am going to 
prayer meeting to night  It cost me just 8 dollers to come and I had two left to fix up a 
little  the folks all say that my bonnet is good enough to ware this summer and I think I 
shall ware it and not mind about the fassion  sometimes I wish I had not come but 
perhaps it will be for the best  well I guess I will not write much more for I dont know 
what to say

     well if you are sick be sure and let me know for I shall not stay here any longer 
than I am obliged to if you are sick  well I am so sleepy that I cant keep my eyes open to 
write

 I am at 109 prince street boarding with Miss Clough5 so you must direct youre 
letters thare  well I guess Ill stop for I cant write hardly a word without making a mistake 
good by for now
 

  1Amy Melenda Galusha b: 16 Apr 1825, Berkshire, VT d: 9 Oct 1869, Berkshire, VT.
  2Parents William Galusha b: 1796, VT; occupation: minister; married 1825: Polly Larabee b: 4 Feb 1797, 
    Weathersfield, VT d: 8 Dec 1874, VT.
  3Lowell, Massachusetts; occupation: mill worker; boards: Prince Street #109.
  4St. Albans, Vermont.
  5Maria Clough b: 1828, England; occupation: mill worker; boards: Prince Street #109.
 

                                                                Amy

[on cover]
Polly Galusha
Berkshire, VT
 

 

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