Marden (Mariam) Letter 1846
 
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COPIES DONATED BY H. RICHARDSON

TO MARIAM L. MARDEN1
WRITTEN BY DAVID T. MARDEN2

                                           March  24th 18463

dear sister I now  spend a few moments in writing
to you to let you no that the folks is all well
and hope to find you the same and Olive E. Jackson
and Ostin Jackson has ben down this winter I suppose
you know them by this time  Brother Thomas
is courting Olive right smart I tell you
we suspect they will be marred fore long
Olive sends his best respects to you
Thomas is to work over to belfast and Freman is
to work there with him
I commenced work to Mister Towls
down to searsport Corner last November to learn
the black smith trade and have ben their
ever since. I am going to School now
I like very much I expect to work their
until I am one and twenty grandmother and
grandfather sends there best respect to you and all
the rest of the folks Cousin Nathiel4 is
courting right smart we expect he will
be marid this spring and Mikeel to
I must draw to a close by saying good by
right as soon as you reseive this
you must excuse                     From your perfectiondse Brother
My bad spelling                      David T Marden
And bad writing                      Direct your leter at searsport
                                              corner

  1Miriam Lindsay Marden b: 1827, North Searsport, ME d: 1852, Freedom, 
     ME; parents: John Marden and Eliza Munsey; married 1848: Phineas 
     Gustavus Warren b: 19 Nov 1822, Freedom, ME d: 1 Aug 1881, Unity, ME.
  2Brother David T. Marden b: 1825, ME d: 1848, ME; parents: John Marden 
     and Eliza Munsey.
  3Searsport, Maine.
  4Cousin Nathaniel M. Marden.
 

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