Lovering - Currier 1834
 
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
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WRITTEN BY ABIGAIL LOVERING,1  ELIZA JANE LOVERING,
AND HULDAH B. CURRIER2
TO ABRAM AND SUSAN GUPTILL3

                                   Lowell4 April the 27 1834

Respected Friends

As I cannot have the privilege of seeing and conversing with you
as I could wish I devote a few moments to inform that I am
well and hope these few illiterate lines will find you the same
I am 21 years old today and feel as independent as Jacob Mills
Mr Reed informed us that you had a little Gal5 I expect 
she can smoke a cigar as quick as any of you  I want to come into
your house and eat a whole cheese and drink
a gallon of cider and smoke a week and
tell up some of my great stories I keep
with Huldah yet we are as good friends as ever, there is every
thing in Lowell that any body could wish for even
Red Ribbons of all colours [----] dippers of all sizes Give
my love to Mr [James] folks tell I want to see
them very much indeed if there is any thing
that would be pleasing to me it would be to see
you all if there is any body that is got 
to be so big that they cannot inquire after us
Give them a dollar and charge it to James
Rice the Hatter I hear Mr Wilby and Mary
Ann Wedgwood has done so I expect Mary
Ann will crack up her leaders give my
love to Esther tell her Huldah6 takes
snuff yet kiss that baby forty times

  1Abigail Lovering b: 27 Apr 1807.
  2Huldah B. Currier b: 1812, Sandwich, NH; parents John and 
    Hannah Currier; married 1836 in Lowell: Rev. Daniel G. Holmes 
    b: 1812, NH; residence: 1838-1840 – Lowell; 1847-1860 – NY; 
    1870-1880 – Chicago, IL.
  3Abram Guptill b: 1808, ME; Susan b: 1813, NH; employed: miller; 
    residence 1850-1870: Wolfeboro, NH.
  4Lowell, Massachusetts.
  5Martin A. Guptill b: 1834, NH; parents: Abram and Susan Guptill.
  6Huldah B. Currier.
 

for me I remain
 

Your friend          Abigail
                            Lovering
 
 
 

                                  Lowell7 April 27 1834

Respected Friends

Agreeable with your request and my own
inclination I now devote a few leisure
moments to inform you how I prosper but
I expect your little Daughter has engrossed
your mind so much that you have almost
Forgotten your friend Huldah we have had
so much dull cloudy weather here that I am
rather dull and homesick and if I could Just
be permitted to call on you this after noon I 
should enjoy myself very well But as I am
deprived that privilege I hope you will favour
me with a letter as you receive this I like
Lowell very much it is a very busy place and
The Girls earn a great deal of money and some
spend more than they earn after I came
here I became acquainted with a girl that knew Susan
and all her folks at Concord8 that being her
Native place I took much pleasure in informing
her how pleasantly you were situated and I 
was happy to tell her that I thought you enjoyed as
much domestic happiness as any two I ever saw
if I could see you and your little Girl how pleasing
it would be I would kiss her a thousand times
I expect she is the prettiest little thing that ever
was I want you to consider her as a great Blessing
don’t think so highly of her for the object of our
affections are sometimes removed by the relentless
hand of Death and we are left to mourn There 
are many things that I should like to write but Abag-
ail9 has got into such gale of laughter that I shall
stop writing for the present
and hope that you will write
to me as soon as convenient

                                  Yours in haste H[uldah] B. Currier

  7Lowell, Massachusetts.
  8Concord, New Hampshire.
  9Abigail Lovering.
 
 
 

Mr and Mrs Guptill the other girls have written
the news and I would merely say that I am well
and hope that you are enjoying all the happiness
that falls to mortals  I am very well contented
and wish you much joy with your little daughter
Give my best respects to Mr Libby and [Rowgh]
tell them to rouse up their Dickey and not so
high but that they can Spit over them

                                 Eliza Jane Lovering
 
 
 
 

Mrs Guptill you pleas to give
my love to Mr [James] folks and
Mr Halls folks tell Ellen Jane I
want to see her and Mr White
tell Ellen Jane I left some factory 
cloth at their house and some other
things perhaps she has found them
give my love to Esther and 
the girls that take the trouble
to inquire after I have formed an
acquaintance with Mary Ann Reed and
I think that she is as good girl as I want the year round

                             H[uldah] B Currier
 

[on cover]

Mr Abram Guptill
Great Falls
Somersworth
NH

 

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