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1835.04.04 - Mary Huntington to Elizabeth W. P. Huntington, Apr 4, 1835

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1835.04.04 - Mary Huntington to Elizabeth W. P. Huntington, Apr 4, 1835


In this short letter, Mary writes to her parents regarding her travel plans back home from visiting her sister in Oswego, New York. She notes her present good health and says that no one really needs to come out to help her travel. On that note, she says that she would be happy if her brother, Theodore, could come but that she is capable of returning alone and does not want to burden anyone.
In the postscript, she reminds her parents of the plans that she seems to be coordinating regarding the possibility of her cousin Caroline’s working as a teacher in Oswego. She discusses some of the more logistical things of Caroline’s entrance to the Academy, like when she should arrive.


Mary Huntington


Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers (Box 20, Folder 13)
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections


Apr 4, 1835


Public Domain



Oswego April 4th 1835

My dear parents,
I wrote mother a short time since but as I received a letter from her last night in which she requested to be informed as soon as convenient of my arrangements that I should make relative to going home. I take this early opportunity of letting you know that, Providence permitting I’ll follow your advice, & leave here near the [indecipherable] next month, provided I do not receive counter advice from home before that time. If my health should be as comfortable then as at present, I think it would be unnecessary for any one to come out for the sole purpose of returning with me. I should rejoice to hear that Theodore can come, but would not wish him to come on my account alone if, as I said before I am able to return alone. With much love to all & ardent wishes for your welfare I am as ever your most affectionate daughter

Mary –

P.S. A speedy answer from Caroline is desirable as the school is to commence near the middle of May. If she answers in the affirmative, some one will write her more definitely, I should think she would not [indecipherable] of this chore. If she comes she ought to be here the [?????] of May. Mr. Fisher & others propose to have this school in the Academy, & allowing the [???] [this] [dol] a week [???] boarding, & to have the school invited to twenty or twentyfive scholars. However this will be settled at some future time.