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Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEOPGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 30, 1857.

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Title: Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEOPGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 30, 1857.


  • Healy, G. P. A.


  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEOPGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 30, 1857., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., (accessed December 13, 2017)

Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEOPGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 30, 1857.

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TEI mark-up by : James P. Tranowski andEllen Thomson

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Chicago August 30th 1857

Dear Marsh

Your favor from Woodstock gave me real pain to learn how ill George was, but we rejoiced to know he was recovering.

The days when 1000$ turn in a year or two into 10000$ have passed here in Chicago, but if you send me a draft on New York by return of post, I can through my friend Thomas B. Bryan invest it for you for 18 percent with safety, this is the best I can do, so apprise me of your wishes.

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I am happy to inform yourself & Mrs. Marsh that I have bought a little place 15 miles from Town called Cottage Hall. We shall not go to live there until next May, it will force me to take change of air, my constant hard work begins to tell on me, & between ourselves I feel I am no longer so young as I was forty years ago! & this place contains 12 acres, from which there is a fine view of the country all round; if I was not to be absent from Louisa this winter we would go there this coming Autumn; but I must go to New Orleans until Marsh or April & then to Washington where -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- I may remain until June or July! Thus you see I am as bad as ever!

My sister & her husband are staying with us they think of passing the winter at St. Paul, for the sake of his health, my brother Thomas & Mrs Healy's Niece are also with us so we have quite a house full I trust with summer that you & Mrs. Marsh may feel like paying us a visit at Cottage Hill.

As I passed through New York, I saw the Pains who were well & happy they, especially she, talked with me of yourselves I have seen them at Washington & -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- she and I compared notes of what Marcy said to her, & what Douglas said to me of our friend Marsh; we were both pleased! Poor Marcy, alas! So flys the world away My dear friend, be assured any thing I can do in any way to serve you or yours, will always give me pleasure.

Our affectionate regards to Mrs Marsh & George.

Yours most sincerely

Geo. P. A. Healy

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