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Letter of Abraham Wright
Media Type
Item Type
A letter of Abraham Wright to his son Amos Wright.
The Battle of Bennington was a battle of the American Revolutionary War that took place on August 16, 1777, in Walloomsac, New York, about 16 km from its namesake Bennington, Vermont.
Date of Original
3 Apr 1860
Personal Name(s)
Wright, Abraham ; Wright, Amos
Local identifier
Amos Wright Collection
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
Creative Commons licence
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Location of Original
Richmond Hill Public Library
Richmond Hill Public Library
Agency street/mail address:

1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5

Full Text

April the 3 – 1860

This to Amos Wright Esq. Mp Quebec

This is to let you know we are all about as well as usual, though I am not so well this winter as common. T is with difficulty that I can set to write. I am so weak across the […?] , our minds are generally comfortable. We have such immediate answers to prayer, our souls are on the mountain top often, and to be honest we feel as if the Lord had come according to his word to leave us no more, we have not particularly wanted for anything while you have been gone.

If you can, I should like to have you stop among the Wrights and see if they are building on the sand or on the rock. Christ Jesus

Elizabeth has been over two or three times, we expect […] Wright down shortly.

I have had it in my mind for years that I should […] same body go down that was capable among the Wrights reason on vital godliness.

We remain your affectionate parents Abraham and Elizabeth Wright until death, I was born in newheven near where Bennington battle was fought on my grandfather’s farm. I write this on my seventy third year.

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Letter of Abraham Wright

A letter of Abraham Wright to his son Amos Wright.