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1834.11.01 - Mary Huntington to Elizabeth W. P. Huntington, Nov 1, 1834

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                                                                                                            Saturday Nov 1st 1834 

My dear mother, I am happy to inform you of my safe arrival at Oswego. We reached here last evening about sunset. The night after pa left us we slept in the[what is this?][ pallet?] , and the next at Syracuse. The first two days I [paped or payed] in the boat I suffered considerably from sea sickness, and consequent sleeplessness and want of appetite. Before I arrived here however these disagreeable symptoms had left me, and now I feel more like myself again. I met with a very hearty reception on my arrival here. Francis seemed a little [fearful or doubtful] at first, but soon renewed his acquaintance with me. Poor Georgey I found quite ill with a cold, today he is much better. Lizzy is as affectionate as ever. I have thought much of you and sister Bethia, and imagine you hard at work. I need not say how much I wish you could have more help. Until today the weather has been as fine as could be wished but this snow storm really reminds one of winter. Storms are very frequent here, much more so than with you in New England. I believe I must close my letter now as it is growing dark. I think I have cause for great gratitude in having been so highly prospered during my journey. I shall hope to be present in spirit with you tomorrow though absent in form.

Write soon to your ever affectionate daughter,


P.s I kept an account of my account of my expenses after I left father and found that they amounted to eight dollars and six cents. Mr. Poond wrote his sister that they would be about six, but I suppose he did not include that part of our route between Syracuse and Oswego.

Monday noon. I had no opportunity of sending this Saturday, and if not disagreeable to you will relate what has [paped or payed]since that time. Saturday evening is not observed in Mr. Fisher’s family and I have concluded to fall in with their practices while I am with them. Sabbath morning I heard Mr. Fisher expound some parts of the bible. I believe he thinks, me heretical on some of the doctrines and sister says I must expect to be converted to his opinions before I leave. In the afternoon we heard Mr. Condit, and [what is this?][rereiwed] the sacrament. I was busy with about eleven this morning, and had just seated myself quietly to my work, when who should enter but three of the Oswego belles. They seemed quite agreeable during the short time that I saw them. It is said there is a large circle of young ladies here, and that Oswego is rather gay. I surely hope I shall not become dissipated. I have not been out yet except to church, but expect to go down in the village this afternoon with sister. I think much of you all and it is the sincere wish of my heart that though separated, we may all be guarded by our Heavenly Father. Sister Elizabeth desires love to all. Your very affectionate daughter,


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