THE ATTIC

1820s LETTER
Dr. Francis Burdette Parmele 1815-1883
Henry, Joel, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John
This letter was written in the 1820s by a very young Frank in Lennox, Mass., to his mother, Lydia, back home in Albany, N.Y. The relatives he mentions must be from his mother's family, as there is a postscript from Lydia's sister, Kelsey Wadsworth.

 

Lennox [Mass.], July the ---

Dear Mother,

Having a few minutes time as I do not go to meeting to-day I thought I might as well employ myself in writing a letter to you as any thing else. We feel anxious to hear from you and all our friends. It is expect to be very rich/nice(?) here if the warm weather last long. Arrill does not enjoy very good health. She has commenced going to school but is not able to go half the time.

Uncle Enos health is very poor. He has been to Hudson. He said he got there about three hours ... far. Uncle Clark and wife left that place. We got a letter from Aunt Polly last Monday. She writes she is well about two weeks ago.

I do not think of any more news to tell you at present. I am well and remain you affectionate son

Francis Burdette Parmele

Dear sister, I will enclose this letter that I have had from Sister Stevens who once was --rd(?) do you Violate write as soon as you receive this without fail. I have not rote yet but I mean to before long. Please write to me soon. Good night.

Kelsey Wadsworth