Lowell Mill Girl Letters

July 28, 1851

AMERICAN TEXTILE HISTORY MUSEUM 
OSBOURNE LIBRARY 
LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

WRITTEN BY EUNICE BRAGDON1  
TO HER SISTER

  
                         Biddeford2 July th 28 1851 
  
Dear sister 
  
We have got a chance to work in the mill and if you want to come you can get in any room that you would like to work in. We have been in the weave room two days but we did not like so we are going in the card room tomorrow. I want you to tell Sophia Ann if she wants to come she can get a good chance to work in the mill as long as she wants to tell her I cannot write to her for you can tell her just as well tell her if she comes to stop at number two where we board. Tell Mary Ann3 when she comes out to see us to make Isaiah4 come - with her and if he is to stingy to pay his fair we will pay it for him. Sarah says if there is any 
letters for her she wants you to send them out to her. I want you to send my blue stocings and that blue yarn to me if Sophia Ann comes tell Mother and all the rest of the folks to come out and see us if you or Sophia Ann comes stop at number two Biddeford side where we board.

Write to us as soon as you get this 
Eunice L. Bragdon 
  
 1 Eunice L. Bragdon b: 7 Jun 1834, New Gloucester, ME; parents:  
     John Bragdon, Jr. and Ann Cressey. 
 2 Biddeford, Maine. 
 3 Sister – Mary Ann Bragdon b: 2 Oct 1829, New Gloucester, ME;  
     parents: John Bragdon, Jr. and Ann Cressey. 
 4 Brother – Isaiah Bragdon b: 1828, Durham, ME d: aft Yonkers, NY;  
     married: Mary Elizabeth Craft b: abt 1831, Yonkers, NY.