Letter from Mariann Wolcott to her brother, Frederick

Hartford Novr 11 - 1791

Dear Frederick,

We are at length quietly settle=d
in our little snug Habitation_ I have found
moving a very fatigueing buisness-but
my health has not been injur=d by it_

I have very much wonder d at not
hearing a word from you since I left
Litchfield_ You must suppose that we
wish to be inform=d as often as possible of
Mama=s situation particularly__ But you
have left off writing entirely as well as
all the rest of my Friends_ We have not
had a single line from Oliver or Betsey
since they left us_ Mrs Wyllys, after suff-
ering several weeks of great anxiety-recd
a few days since a very short letter, which
inform=d her they had been very well
[p 2]
__ Miss Wadsworth has sail=d for Bermuda
__ her friends seem to flatter themselves that
she may recover__ Mr Williams boards
with us yet - but we have notwithstanding
room for one or two spare beds - and if you
will come and take possession of one of them
I will reward you by assisting you in
wheed=ling yourself into Kitty Wadsworth=s good
graces__ at any rate you must come and
help us to keep Thanksgiving__ I rely
upon my Father=s staying with us, when
he comes in Town-and shall be much
disapointed if he does not__ please to
give remember Mr Goodrich & me to
him & Mama with the kindest love
and duty__ I pray you to write to
me soon-and I will promise to be
[p 3]
more punctual myself in future when
I have Opportunities__Give my love to
Cousin [Keija?] - and believe me very
Affectionately your Sister

M A Goodrich

[torn] - I have just receiv=d your [torn]
[torn] in my power either [torn]
Cassimer or obtain a copy of the [torn]
Mr Wolcott regulations - till before [torn]
leaves Town - You may depend on receiving
both by Saunders_ please to send me
my curling Irons by him the Handkerchief
I care nothing about_ I understand that
the Electors meet in Midletown, but we
hope notwithstanding to see my Father
here when he goes and returns.

M G

From the Alice Wolcott Collection, Box 1, Folder 33, Litchfield Historical Society