The Fassett Letters
- Letter #13
Mother and all,
hardly time to write a few lines that you may know we are all well. the
due this evening and I hope to hear that you and Father are home
well. We were glad to hear from you at Vermont, & would like to
the visit with Fathers girl. (Father wasnt Mother
just the least bit
jealous. Say. I wont tell.) the idea that mother wanted to see her
Sally loved her pleased me not a little. I hope
& think the journey
has been a great help to Mother, and think if she could come here it
pretty near or quite cure her. Chit is well and doing well, wish you
in & eat some of the noblest watermelons you ever saw with him.
only 6 bits
& a dollar apiece, but then a dollar is nothing here. I can
earn one in an
hour at washing ironing baking or sewing. I can take a school here and
dollars a week. the common price here is a dollar per week for every
If it was not for baking I would teach and take the children with me. I
Jane or Sarah were here to make their pile. My
health is excellent. I
never worked as hard in my life. Parker and I make 30 & 40
week. we are all very well. the children grow fast. Dwight saved $9.00
bought 5 chickens, and now he has $3.00 more laid up. he says he would
buy all of Uncle Israel’s chickens at Ohio prices, then sell
them here at our
prices, “would’nt I make money Mother.”
he says we would buy a farm then go
& bring you all out here. says Father ought to brought Grandma
us. we have watermelons from July till Nov. I never saw as good
vegables grow so quick they are very sweet & tender. write
often all of
you. I will try and write a little every month. Love to all, everybody.
bye I’m in a great hurry.
following is upside down at the top of
from 2 to 3 dollars per doz. now. in the winter 6.
following is sideways on the back of the
send you a Baptist paper.
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