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W0708 TO MARGARETTE B. [LERNED] MCQUESTEN from her sister Lucy Lerned
May 13 1834
To: Margarette B. (Lerned) McQuesten, Brockport, New York, [U.S.A.]
From: Hopkinton, New Hampshire, [U.S.A.]

My Dear sister,

Mr. Stanley going to Brockport I thought that I would write you a letter. I suppose you will want to know how my health is first. Last thursday the first day of May I was [practicing?] calisthenicks [sic] in the academy at recess when the preceptress called the young ladies up stairs. I went to run across the hall to go up stairs and had just got to the door when I fell flat on my stomach and my face went against the door and cut a gash in my nose. I come right home and Mother sent after the docter [sic] to put on a plaster and I have not been to school since. I felt dreadfully to leave my school for I had jest [sic] been to school two days and commenced my studies and had to to [sic] leave. I think I should have to stay to [sic] home much longer. I believe I have not been confined to my bed but jest [sic] once since you went to Brockport but I must write the news for I have filled my paper most all with a description of my fall.

I have studied latin all of this winter and am [agoing?] to study botany as soon as I get able to go to school. O how I wish that I could come and see you, perhaps you and the Docter [sic] come and see me. I think I shall come on in the fall and go to school. I suppose Catharine will write most of the news so I must leave of. You must excuse all mistakes for my eyes are so weak that it troubles me to see--love to the Docter [sic] and all of Mrs. [Barrys?] family. Good night from your affectionate sister,

Lucy [Lerned]

[P.S.] Write soon tell the Docter [sic] to write.

[Envelope wrapper:]
To Mrs. Margarette B. McQuesten
Brockport, N. York

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

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