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Mary Huntington to Father, June 28, 1832

Mary Huntington Box 20 Fol 10a.pdf

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Dear father,

Your kind and consoling letter, came to hand yesterday, and although the contents bid to me to give up the idea of going home immediately, still it eased my mind of its burden by assuring me that you were acquainted with my situation and that you judged it best for me to remain here for the present.

The greatest precautions have been taken in the city to prevent the cholera from coming here, and if God grants his blessing to the means used, we shall have cause for unbounded gratitude.

Many of the young ladies have left school and many intend leaving soon, so that in case the cholera does not come here, I think there will not be a great examination. If at that time we should be alive and well and if E. comes on to visit us could not you and mother come after us all in the carriage? I am not anxious that this should be the method of getting me home but thought I would mention it for your consideration, as I am such a good hand to plan.

I have just returned from attending Mr. Tushor’s bible class. I was pleased with some of his remarks but not with the manner in which he spoke of [indecipherable underlined] They are regarded as heritics (horrid name) here as well as elsewhere. Why cannot they let them alone. In such times, I think much of the golden opportunities I used to enjoy at home. I was much pleased with a remark that Mrs. Willard made Sabbath evening. She said she told a bishop in N. York, I think, that she had often wished that the words Trinity and Triune had never been used, and that his opinion coincided with her own.

It is a great thing to have the mind grounded and settled in the faith as it is in Jesus, and that mine may be guided in the right way, please to write me often upon this and all subjects relating to holiness and piety. Your letter to me has done me much good, and it would be doing me a great favor for you to write me again, though I hardly dare to say it when I consider the multiplicity of your engagements. I shall not seal this letter until tomorrow morning, for perhaps I may wish to add something more. In the mean time I remain as ever your affectionate and obedient daughter.

Mary Huntington

I should like to have a special permission from my parents to attend meetings in the week time, it is so long in the school that none of the scholars go out unless their parents are informed of it. E. would like to know when the examination commences, some of the family can inform her that it is about the fourth of August.

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