Contributed by Sebago Historical Society
Miriam Haley writes to her husband, William Haley, Jr. that it is the second of July and she thinks of William's birthday. She reports that their daughter Elzira is going to a Sabbath School celebration with 8 or 9 other schools in Bridgton for July 4th.
She gives him news about the farm: the hoeing is all done, it was too rainy to cut the grass in the tunket field and a fourth lamb was just born. She has sold 100 pounds of butter for 20 cents a pound and has made two cheeses which she wishes he could taste. "But it is no use to wish." She wonders how she would have got along without her cows.
About This Item
- Title: Letter from Miriam Haley to her husband William, 1865
- Creator: Haley, Miriam Pugsley
- Creation Date: 1865-07-02
- Subject Date: 1865-07-02
- Local Name: Convene
- Town: Bridgton, Portland, Sebago
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: pencil on paper
- Dimensions: 24.75 cm x 19.50 cm
- Local Code: W4.18
- Collection: Haley Family Letters
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
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LC Subject Headings
- Haley, William H.--Correspondence
- Haley, Miriam Pugsley--Correspondence
- Haley family
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 30th (1863-1865). Company E
- Haley, Miriam Pugsley
- Haley, Jr., William
- Dyer, Lizzy L.
- Dyer, Reuben M.
- Dyer, William
- Haley, Elzira M.
- Douglas, Seth
- Weed, Charles
- Dyer, Nell
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