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Dinsdale, Matthew / Matthew Dinsdale papers, 1836-1897: Folder 3

Linden July 5th, 1848 PDF (2.0 MB)

 Sinder, Wisconsin, North America
   5th July 1848
My ever Dear Mother/
 Never before I beleive have I allowed
so long a time to elapse without writing to you in answer to
your last letters. Several reasons might be assigned for this
delay. One is I have had very little time to spare. I am here
alone, we had a large stock of goods on this last spring and
have been doing a great amount of business; from morning
till night I am fully employed, but I am thankful to be
able to tell you that my health is very good. You know I am
not very strong adn when there is any heavy work to do I can
hire a man, so that I suffer nothing. How much do you think
I weigh? 124 lbs. Am I thin or stout do you think?
Another reason I have had a letter from James Robinson
almost finished for several weeks but now it is out of date
adn I must write him another. THe enclosed letter may also
be taken as another reason. I have long been in a strait
betwist two thoughts and thus had little heart to write.
I am still at Sinden the place I am most attached to of any
I have seen in America I suppose the reason is because I
have been here the longest. I am still conducting ________
______, he keeping store at Mineral Point. I don't at present
see any prospect of closing here adn I may possibly continue
some time. Change however in this country soon takes place.
Deeds follow thoughts in quick succession. And beig a new
country nothing can be considered permanent. __________
wrote home a few weeks ago, I presume his letter has been
received he is now looking for one from his brother.

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