Letter from Miriam Haley to William Haley, Jr., Sebago, 1865

Contributed by Sebago Historical Society


Miriam Haley reports to her husband, William Haley, Jr. on the improving health of their son Billy, calling the doctor the “Old Pirate.”

She reports on illnesses of their neighbors and on the crops on the farm—the sorrel is cut, the haying not yet started and the corn must be hoed.

She shares all the gossip—Hattie Day going out with Mr. Gould; Greenlief Mariner getting married in Bridgton a week after he got home from the war.

View/Add Comments


Item has a transcription view a full transcription

About This Item

  • Title: Letter from Miriam Haley to William Haley, Jr., Sebago, 1865
  • Creator: Haley, Miriam Pugsley
  • Creation Date: 1865-06-28
  • Subject Date: 1865-06-28
  • Local Name: Convene
  • Town: Bridgton, Sebago
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: W4.17
  • Collection: Haley Family Letters
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
(207) 787-2489

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.