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W0673 TO MARGARETTE B. [LERNED] MCQUESTEN from her sister Hannah B. Lerned
May 24 1833
To: Margarette B. (Lerned) McQuesten, Brockport, New York, [U.S.A.]
From: Hopkinton, New Hampshire, [U.S.A.]

Dear Margarette,1

I was very glad to hear from you, by Mr. Pettingill. Having so favourable an opportunity to write, I thought I should improve it, according to your request. I attend the Acadamy [sic], and study Geography, Grammar, Arithmetic and Philosophy. I have got some purple and white beads, to make me a purse, worked on black velvet. As soon as I get mine done, I shall make one for Aunt Perkins. Mr. Chase preaches at the Mills, every fourth Sunday, he has 100 dolls more salary. We have no Sunday school when he is gone. There are 30 scholars that attend the school. I study a new catechism, now called "Questions on the Book of Genesis." It is as interesting again as my other catechism was. I get a hymn and text, besides one in catechism every Sunday.

The convention at the church will be the first of June; when Edward Ballad is expected with his wife. The Acadamy [sic] is very pleasant, under the instruction of Miss A.S. Everette, from New London. She is liked much better than Miss Knight. She has 25 scholars. S. Story's mother had a daughter, a week ago.

We had a gentleman boarder come last week for $1.75 a week. His name is William; originally from Montpielier Vermont, but lately has been residing at Boston. He will remain but a short time. Mr. Barry's family started May morning; and C. Leach was married that evening. Hamilton P. was married the fifteenth of this month, and started the next day for New York. Mr. Gunnison left the 16 for West Point, and Mr. Towle fills his place. I was glad to hear that you was well, and hope you will continue so. I think if the Western climate dont agree with the Doctors health, you had better come back here, and live in the other half of our house. I wish I was with you at B. but as I cannot come, hope to see you sometime here. Good night.

I still remain your affectionate Sister

Hannah B. Lerned

1 W0673 & W0674 were in the same envelope. To learn more about Margarette Barker Lerned [McQuesten] please see W0609.

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