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 Another reason I have had a letter from James Robinson almost finished for several weeks but now it is out of date adn I must write him another.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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