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L. Callender to Charles
Callender - 1836

 

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 From the personal collection of Sylvia Hasenkopf


Cover: 

Coxsackie
Jan 31                                                                                                  18 Ύ 

W. Charles Callender
Royalton
Niagara Co
NY

On Back of cover:

L. Callender
Coxsackie
January 27, 1836 

In pencil:
Rec’d Feb 6th
wrote answer Feb 18th

The letter:

                                                                                                Coxsackie January 27 1836

Dear Charles 

Yours of the 21st Inst. Came to hand to day we rejoice to hear you are all well and particularly that Eliza is able to take her place again in the domestic department but would caution her to be ware that she is not to “…” it is better to be over cautious than to over do  Your letter found us all enjoying good health here as well as at Greenville and Glenco at our last account from them, the Doctor continues to improve  he gets about on crutches  and rides out occasionally to Austin (?) was here last Saturday week and Sunday in verry good health and spirits – Egbert and Mary  came over and spent the Sabbath with us – they and their little Pamely were well  I recd a letter from “…” Billy a few days since  he states that although they had for a few weeks encouraged hopes for the recovery of Lodema – they had at present less reason to hope. She appeared to be failing fast “…” wife had been confined to her room some months the rest of friends at Sheffield were well  we have here what may be called the hard winter last Sabbath morning the thermometer stood at 24 degrees below zero it commenced snowing Sabbath morning and continued to snow until Monday evening the snow is now about four feet deep and verry much drifted  the roads are so obstructed that there is verry little traveling  the mail was from Monday morning until Tuesday evening getting from Albany to Coxsackie  the weather is somewhat moderated but is still very cold. No verry remarkable event here, except Caroline has a Daughter but I believe it has a very similar appearance of other children of that age – as respects the bed stead your Ma would wish to have it sold if you can get near the worth of it according to my recollection it cost about $9.50 including the sacking bottom – Your Ma wishes Eliza to use any of our furniture that she finds it necessary  it is all I presume under your immediate supervision and therefore not subject to any damage  if the present “…” of furniture should render the above mentioned cost of the bed that high you will make such a deduction as you think proper – your Ma thinks the sacking was packed in the Box with the largest table – I want you to be a little more particular in your letters – give us some account of your business, -- “…” the winter of the Boys HH – sell what ever of the furniture that you think your Ma would be willing to spare – if you can get the worth of it – all unite in love to you all

I remain Dear children
Your affectionate
Father
L. Callender


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