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James L. Hunt to parents, Newburyport, 1845

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James L. Hunt wrote to his parents, Joseph O. and Roxana B. Hunt of Bath, on December 24, 1845, about how he and other workers at the Russell & Walker foundry had walked off the job when they could not get the foundry fires burning.

He speculated on whether he and the other workers who left would still have jobs. About a month earlier, Hunt had told his parents he planned to leave the foundry job for work in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He apparently decided to remain at the foundry.

As he did in many of his letters home, Hunt, who was about 19, wrote nostalgically about his home, his mother's cooking, and his friends in Bath.


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