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W0674 TO MARGARETTE B. [LERNED] MCQUESTEN from her sister Elisabeth Lerned
May 24 1833
To: Margarette B. (Lerned) McQuesten, Brockport, New York, [U.S.A.]
From: Hopkinton, New Hampshire, [U.S.A.]

Dear Friend,1

According to your request in Hannah's letter, I now devote a few moments in writing to you. I am now attending the Academy, and study Geography, Arithmatick [sic], and Grammar. I have been studying Philosophy, but Mother thought my health would not admit of my attending to so many studyes [sic] and I dropt [sic] it. We have a very pretty school, consisting of 25 young laides [sic]. I like it very much indeed. Miss Raymond boards here; she sends her love to you. I suppose you have heard that Miss Miner is marred [sic] to a Mr. Dexter. She is a keeping a boarding house, and does all her work herself. The small pox has lately broke out in Claremont where she lives. I must now close as it is late, and I have my Sunday lesson to get. Mother and Aunt send their love to you. Excuse my writing for I am in a hurry. Believe me yours,


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

By favour of Mr. George

1 W0673 & W0674 were in the same envelope.

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