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[written on back of letter:]
Miss Margaret Lerned
Hopkinton N.H.
Received at 10 years of age

W0530 TO MARGARETTE B. LERNED [MCQUESTEN] from Mary Lerned [Flanders]
Jun 25 1819
To: Margarette B. Lerned Hopkinton, New Hampshire
From: [West Cambridge, Massachusetts]

Dear Margaret,

You wrote a very pretty letter to me, and you cannot think how much pleasure it gave me. We have had our hay mowed in the front yard. And Mrs. Coffin's daughter, Cousin Ann, and I go and rake it and open it. It is a great pleasure we are all fond of it smells so fragrant. You must pick a good many strawberies [sic] for dear Mother to preserve, for she wants to give to the sick and needy. What a scholar in Latin! if you catch me you may study in my Selectae with me when I come home, only be careful of my books and you may have them when you wish, do not let them lay round to get dirty, but pile them up nice in my closet. I am acquainted with Margaret Fletcher. It seems natural to say Margaret. I ate my orange day before yesterday. But my raisons [sic] are not eat [sic]. All had a share in my orange. We have had thunder showers for four days, and there is one now. Don't you long for a piece of new cheese? I do. Aunt says she shall be happy to see you when your turn comes if she is alive. Adieu

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

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