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W0699 TO MARGARETTE B. [LERNED] MCQUESTEN from her sister Hannah B. Lerned
Sep 9 1833
To: Margarette B. (Lerned) McQuesten, Brockport, New York, [U.S.A.]
From: Hopkinton, New Hampshire, [U.S.A.]

Dear Sister Margarette,

And [sic] opportunity presents, by Miss Greely, of my writing you a few lines, and I cheerfully leave my school, for that purpose. Lucy and myself both attend to drawing. I like it very much. We have quite a full school, there is [sic] thirty-six young ladies, and upwards of fifty gentlemen. We had a letter from Edward Friday night, he was well, and that was all he wrote in particular. Major Long has been in town with his wife, he has bought the Kemp house, and is having it all altered over. Tell Mrs. Berry, Mr. Moulton's family are there now, Mr. [?] is having the house fixed now, they cannot get a place anywhere. Give my best love to her, and tell her I want to see her very much indeed, and little Caroline.

Mrs. Towne spent two days and a half, since our return from Sandbornton. The bishop was in town, whilst she was here, had two meetings. Samuel Adams and his wife, a Mr. Presly and Mrs. Danby was [sic] confirmed. Mr. Ben [?] [? ] his wife, and their children are in town they are a going to settle here. I shall say something to you now, which I think will surprise you that Hiram Blanchard has gone to Boston with Mary Currier. Mrs. Flanders has two gentleman boarders. She has got the prettiest little babe, that ever you saw, it looks like Ebenezer. Mrs. Sanborn has gone from Mrs. Flanders for good and all. She is a going to the tavern to live. Elisabeth Chase has gone to Salem she will be gone two months I expect she will learn to play on the piano forte.

From your affectionate Sister

Hannah B. Lerned

[Envelope wrapper:]
Mrs. Margaret B. McQuesten
Brockport, New York

1 To learn more about Margarette Barker Lerned [McQuesten] please see W0609.

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