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Lowell Mill Girl Letters

January 22, 1860

Courtesy: American Textile History Museum 
Transcribed: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Lowell History 

Clinton Jan 22th 1860 
Dear Friends1 
                    will you be surprised to get a letter from me after so long a time, I will not attempt to apologize for my long silence, only I am well aware that I am geting very careless about writing to all of my friends. Sister Nancy2 says I am very much changed in that respect, she is sorrey, for she wants to hear from me, she says she fears I am sick if she does not hear about so often, perhaps you will say better late then never I am still here in Clinton3 to work in the Mill, have been most the time since I wrote you, I was away three months last summer, down in Maine with my sister,4 I had a rest and improved 

  1. Lorinda Briggs b: 1835, VT 
  2. Nancy Caryl b: 29 Jan 1823, Stockbridge, VT d: 30 Jan 1915, Rockland, ME; m: 12 Jan  1843 Joseph Grafton Torrey b: 10 May 1820, Hanson, MA d: 28 Feb 1894, Rockland, ME 
  3Clinton, MA 

  4Nancy Caryl Torrey, Rockland, ME