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Elizabeth Huntington to John Huntington, Jun. 10th, 1829


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Hadley June 10th, 1829

Dear Whiting,

It is [?] to think that your brother and sister are with you, and that you are relieved from the burden of domestic cares - you as well my other absent children are much in my thoughts. Today especially at the communion table I thought of you and Elizabeth- she I hope has enjoyed the same privilege that Bethia and I did at Northampton, but you, I suppose, have not been permitted. The apostle says it is a small thing to be judged of man's judgment- I have long laboured under privation of which probably you have now a taste - let us not lour our advantages- and the improvement of them too- by cultivating a humble prayerful devout [?] & charitable temper - we may gain in the favour of God what we lose in the intimation of men - Mr. Hall preached two excellent sermons - his text in the morning was in Luke, 22nd chapter 26th verse - on humility- in the afternoon Hebrew 4th-2nd - on carrying religion or faith into all the [concerns] of life. We dined at 1 am [at] Lyman's - Noted us that Charles had concluded to remove to Northampton.

The weather now is extremely warm - and the [?] uncommonly [?]. Your father had taken the hedge for the year- at six dollars.

Last Thursday night, Mr. Ward's [door] was broken open and about 150 dollars worth of goods carried off - there has been great search for the rogue, but they have not yet been found. Edward [?] at this point last night, and I suppose will go off tonight again - he has got the little [gun?] fixed for his bedroom - and in case of an attack, he thinks he could carry his gun upstairs and fire down upon them successfully - the gun would alarm the neighbors and he would now have plenty of help. I hope however he will be spared the trouble and that the watchman of Israel will deliver him and all of us from danger and alarm. Give much love to dear Charles and Helen - I hope you will all write--As ever your affectionate mother

Elizabeth W. Huntington

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