19th Century Family Letter

19th Century Family Letter

Letter written by Russell Greene Arnold to his daughter visiting Uncle Whipple. (1837)

This family letter highlights (in a slightly comical fashion) everyday occurrences in the life of a 19th century family.

 

“I received your letter Sunday afternoon with a great deal of pleasure for we have not heard a word from any of you since we was out there and we had got all out of patience…Henry is well and fat as a pig and he is so full of mischief we don’t know what to do with him…Sarah wants you should bring some caraway seed with you when you come if there is any…”

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