Letter written by Sanford Lawton

Longmeadow August 9, 1853 My Dear friend, Your kind letter of the 21st ult. came to hand soon after its date, the perusal of which afforded me a pleasure next to that of a personal interview. It served to call up your image to my mind and the many pleasant interviews which we have had together, and as I trust […]

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Letter from Abigail Lawton to her son Nathan Lawton

As in Nathan’s brother Joseph’s letter, his mother seems to say she cannot attend Nathan’s wife Esther’s funeral due to circumstances that are unmentioned. My Mothers Letter (1837) on the Death of my Wife Esther Nathan Lawton, Rome, Onieda Co, NY Fairfield, Oct 21th 1837 To Nathan Lawton My Dear Child, The melloncolly news of Esters death reached my ears […]

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Letter from Joseph Warner Lawton to Nathan Lawton

Joseph Warner Lawton wrote this letter to his brother Nathan Lawton. Joseph married Catherine Jenis October 19, 1837, which dates this letter. Nathan’s wife Esther Wiggins Lawton died October 22, 1837. I do not know why Joseph felt he could not attend her funeral. Joseph seems to say that he would have invited his brother Nathan “you and yours” to […]

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