1822: Mehitabel Martin to Wiggins Hill

This letter was written by Mehitable (Hill) Martin, wife of Jonathan Martin, to her brother Wiggins Hill and his wife Dionysia (McLaughlin) Hill.

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Addressed to Mr. Wiggins Hill, Bangor, Maine

Candia [New Hampshire]
April 4th 1822

Dear Brother and Sister,

I embrace this favorable opportunity to inform you that we are all well through divine goodness and I hope that these few lines will find you enjoying the same blessing. Jonathan has been very sick of a fever since you were here excepting that we have been very healthy. Mr. Fitt’s family are as well as usual. It is in general, tolerably healthy in this place.

We have received a letter from brother Joshua last winter stating that they were well. Mr. John Gammet died in March. Mr. Martin and Jonathan journeyed to New Portland last September but their business was such that they could not conveniently visit you. I want to see and hear from you. We have not received a letter from you since you were here. I should be glad if you would write to us. I hope it will be so that we can visit you some time or other, so I remain your affectionate sister — Mehitabel Martin

P.S. Mr. Martin and the children’s respects to you and your family. It is requested that you would (if you can conveniently) inform Mr. John Martin’s daughter that there is some property for her at Candia bequeathed to her by her grandfather.

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