W0470 TO MARGARETTE LERNED from her sister Catharine C.P. Lerned.
Jan 1 1900
To: Margarette Lerned Sandborton Bridge New Hampshire
From: Catherine C.P. Lerned Hopkinton New Hampshire
Hopkinton, Dec 19
My Dear Sister,
I should have written you with the greatest pleasure ere this had [??] time been so occupied in making prepartions for my journey, as to render it impossible. Your friends think your affections are entirely weaned from H, especially E. Little, who wishes me to tell you that she shall choke you or something worse, if you do not come home. Miss Peabody arrived Saturday morn. I will'd on her in the afternoon. Her ill health prevents her from writing you & she wishes me to supply her place. She will leave town after Christmas and says you must return before she goes, she got everything to tell you & offeres as an excuse for not answering your letter, her expectation of writing [?] every week for two months past. If you comply with the request of Miss. P. Mother would be happy to see with you. Major McAllister & wife, who you would greatly oblige me, by bringing the travelling trunk, as Father says I may have it & it is larger than his. In case you should go back Mother says you may have her round one. Augustine is expected daily, his room mate Mr. Lyman of Schenectady with cousin Hamilton spent last Sunday eve with us. I was very much pleased with his appearance. He intends to ride one year with Dr. Renton & says that Dr. Bigelow is practicing in Montreal. Hamlet and Edmond Boyton set sail last week for New Orleans. There is not much probability of the former's return. Blanchard Perkins has received three letters from him since he was liberated. We have a letter for you from Claremont. Mother thinks who wrote it & would have mailed it on its arrival; but was detered by father, likewise a catalogue of the students at Brown University, for you, & Miss Stanwood, from [Darins] [Ayen] Rev. M.B. Chase & wife are very sick he is unable to preach. Mrs. Towne answered C. Blanchards letter for herself & for your Charles says he shall start the first slaying. The children are all well and send their love. Lucy says "O I wish Margarette would come home" I hope her wishes will be realized at Christmas. Miss Louisa Jane & Mary Bate formed Ned wishes to know what business you intend to have him pursue; physics or law. We had a fine time at the ball, a couple were expected from C- but were prevented by bad weather. C. Eaton went with Hamlet,
Give my love to Louisa & brother.
We shall expect to see you at Christmas, Goodbye
P.S. Mary sends her love and joins in the invitation.
[Address on Envelope]
Hopkinton, Dec. 20, N.H.
[To] Miss Margarette Lerned
Sandborton Bridge, N.H.
1 To learn more about Margarette Barker Lerned [McQuesten] please see W0609.