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Elizabeth Huntington to My dear Daughters, Jun. 1st, 1813

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Title

Elizabeth Huntington to My dear Daughters, Jun. 1st, 1813

Subject

The Huntingtons are still living in Middletown Connecticut, but daughters Elizabeth and Bethia are visiting with their grandparents at Forty Acres. Their grandmother and aunt are teaching them to spin and knit. In her letter, their mother praises her daughters' new needle skills and reminds them to develop themselves morally and religiously as well--asking about how they treat their grandparents and each other and about their Bible reading. She informs them about the progress of their brothers' Bible study, sends candy, apples, and cloth their grandmother can sew into clothes for them. She tells them about her work at home doing laundry and washing the floors, work clearly heavily supported by household servants Marcia and Zewky, and she praises the wonders of their new steam washer.

Creator

Elizabeth Whiting Phelps Huntington

Source

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers (Box 12 Folder 6)
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Date

1813-01-28

Rights

Courtesy of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation
For permissions contact Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Type

Correspondence