JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 262910. JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER Whittier handwrote and signed this letter from his adopted hometown of Amesbury, Massachusetts about a visit with a woman and a boy. Autograph letter signed "John G Whittier".
2 pages, 5x8, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. Dated "Tuesday Evg [evening]", Amesbury, Massachusetts.
In full: My Dear Friend I shall be glad to see the & thy friends on Seventh day [Saturday] next. I hope the fine weather will continue; all the world is in holiday attire now. I was at the [illegible name]'s last week & Mrs. Hoxie & the boy came over & spent a day on Po Hill taking time with us. She seems to have enjoyed thy visit there very much.
[illegible name] have not yet gone South, but I believe expects to next week. Lucy shall I suppose have reached thee by this time. Probably best remembered today for his patriotic poem Barbara Frietchie, he was once honored with holidays in some New England states. Whittier moved to Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1836. Nicked in upper right corner.
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