1846 Lowell MA letter stampless HOME GARDINER MAINE

This folded lettersheet / stampless letter has a very very faint circular date stamp for LOWELL, a matching PAID and 5 cents rate, and is addressed to Mrs. L.H. Green, care of Dr. F.P. Theobald, Gardiner, Maine, and is a one page letter written by L.H. Green to 'Dear Wife & Children'. The dateline is Lowell April 1, 1846.

Some abstracts:

"I received your letter in due season, was glad to hear you all continued well. I am well. I should be on the move for Gardiner if the boats were running for we are laying still again on account of back water but expect to start in a day or two. One hand has left which will perhaps make it a little more difficult for me to leave just yet."

"If they want me at Gardiner, I should like to have them write me for I had calculated to look round a little on my way home to see what I could find for a chance. There is another Mill building in Lowell which is expected to start in June. "

"The Robins have been out for a week or more. The Frogs begin to peep. The man I board with has been ploughing this week & planting peas. The Elms & willows are putting out rapidly."

Condition of the letter rates good. As usual with stampless letters, after writing on one or more sides of a sheet of paper, the letter was folded several times and mailed. Please note that
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