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Letter of Harriet Law to Abraham Law
Media Type
Item Type
A letter of Harriet Law to his father Abraham Law with a short note of Mary Brown on the back side.
Date of Original
4 Feb 1825
Width: 41.5 cm
Height: 33.5 cm
Personal Name(s)
Law, Abraham ; Law, Harriet ; Brown, Mary
Local identifier
Amos Wright Collection
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 41.05453 Longitude: -76.23327
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Location of Original
Richmond Hill Public Library
Richmond Hill Public Library
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Full Text

Berwick, Pe

February 4th

Mr. Abraham Law

Clinton Township

Lincoln County

Upper Canada

To the care of Abraham Grubb

Berwick, February 4th 1825 (Columbia County, (Penn.)

Dear Father,

I take this opportunity to inform you that I have been very anxious to hear from you all since you left Berwick, but I have received no letter from any of the family. I hope you all arrived safe at Canada in good health. I am in good health and hope you all enjoy the same blessing. I hope to receive letter from you soon and give me all the particulars of your journey and let me know how mother and the children withstood the fatigue of travelling at so great distance. Although I am so far from you, my thoughts are often and affectionately employed in sincere wishes from your present and future happiness. There has been several deaths in Berwick since you left here: among them are William Evans, Mr. Oliver (Cealy’s father) of Salem; also Daniel Stookey, and his sister Caroline. I send my love to all the family.

When I was writing this letter I had the satisfaction of receiving yours and Abrahams letters, and I am glad that you all arrived safe in health. I am happy to hear that all of uncle Abrahams family are well, please to remember me kindly to them, and till then I thank them for their offer, and perhaps I may go to them after a while, but I wish first to visit my friends in Chester County. Mr & Mrs. Brown desire to be remembered to you all. I am sorry that Abraham has no opportunity of going to school, and I think of him often, and wish him much happiness. With wishing you all health and happiness, I remain your affectionate daughter

Harriet Law

Friend Abraham,

I take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well and hope you are Lucy as well. I believe we have been getting our ears board, mine are very sore, Charles is down in Bloomsburg, Jason Traugh is a going to leave Berwick in the spring, Genny is gave away, Tom is sold, my dear brother has come home. There is a going to be an exhibition here in three weeks at Doctor Hardleys hall. I thank you for the good advice to me. I am in a very great hury. I expect that you will find a great many […]

I received your letter on the third day of February, please remember me to I still remain your friend

Mary P. Brown

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Letter of Harriet Law to Abraham Law

A letter of Harriet Law to his father Abraham Law with a short note of Mary Brown on the back side.