Letter to Mary Copp from Betsy Luthorn

Letter to Mary Copp from Betsy Luthorn

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Letter written by Betsy M. Luthorn at Groton to Miss Mary Copp at Stonington, July 7, 1802.
You find my Dear Mary an oppertunity of wrighting you is sufficient to bring me to my wrighting table when my happiness is only surpassed by reflecting on your most indearing convasation. although it is but a few days since departed with you yet so gloomy and dull have they past that it already seems like an age, how different is the meeting and the separating of friends when I meet you I was happy but when I parted with you I fealt such disagreeabl sensations as are not to be described I have frequently recal1d to mind the many pleasant hours I have spent in your company your sisters and a number of other Ladies and gentlemen the sensation exist at seeing us all in your parlour by a good fire and fancy spending a social hour together alass thoss scenes are past exist now but in idea and in that have three pains and three pleasurs why is my heart heavy at times I wish that I was with you or reather that you was with me. I found two gentlemen in the stage they were very socible but I could not join them in conversation I feelt so gloomy I could not be socable pleas to remember me respectfully to your Worthy Parents Miss Mary and Miss Esther whom I shall never forgit my love to Esther tell her I excpted her little heart as a token of her love and that she may be assurd that I shall keep it, say how do for me to Mr C and the little heart which he presented to me as a token of friendship I shall aways keep in my possession. I cannot mak the observation of thoss little trifles they seem to me. My love to Nancy I have not time to wright to evry one but yourself or should have note tell John he must make that visit he promised me. Please excuse my writing I have a pen that is a most impossable to wright with Mrs. Arceny sends her Compliments to your Parents and Aunts your sisters and yourself, My best regards with thanks are due to all my acquaintance in Stonington for there politness to me while with them and when they ask after your friend will accept my love and My Dear Mary will never forgit her share is large and unfringed in the heart of her affectionate friend
Betsy M. Luthorn
PS wright me by the next Post the good tells and bad over it makes no differance with me tell Esther that my Books is not at home Mrs. A Sent them in my abcence but will git them and send them by the first oppertunity there is to be a quilting in the Neighbourhood next Thursday and I wish you was to be here then very much… such a one as that you was at when here do pray wright me by the Post if but two lines
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
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Object Name
Other Terms
Sheet (Paper); Manuscript
date made
Copp, Mary Esther
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 6 1/4 in x 7 7/8 in; 15.875 cm x 20.0025 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Cultures & Communities
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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