July 8th, 1845
Greenwood (1) has been with us for the past week. he expects to leave for
Newport today and takes with him sister, Pamelia. (2)
I believe you are indebted a letter to me. and
I think you might have answered before this time. I should not, (by right) send
you a letter now. but mother wishes me to tell you to take good care of
Pameila. V"V"? and she has not time to write herself. We did not
think of her starting until Saturday evening last, and of course had not much
time to fix her things. She has a new drefs that is not made. Will you please
to fix the waists for her and she can make it herself. Mother wishes Pamelia to
learn how to knit and do all kinds of of country work, as she has never had an
opportunity to learn any _________ about doing work in the country it would be
advisable for her to know for who knows but she may catch a country beau! and
it would be a sad catastrophy if she did not know how to work. Will please set
her to work right off and if there is any yarn in the country try and procure
some for her, and make her learn to knit stockings. Pamelia can help you make
quilts id you should happen to get in a hurry!!
has long been wanting to visit you, and as she has received a very polite and
prefsing invitation to accompany Mr G. we thought she might go. But we want her
to come home before the next term of Mifs. Login's school commences, which will
be the first of November.
Mr. White is returned to Pittsburgh we want you to come and make us a long
visit and if they are not retuned you must come and see us. If you should take
a notion to get married you can take a wedding tour to Pittsburgh. I think we
can entertain you and yours.--- remember me to Mr. H. -- Grand pa - _______ ____ and all the rest of the friends
to numerous to mention. Write soon and tell me all the news.
Ann Haskell was born in 1827 to Charles and Elizabeth H (Dana) Haskell of
Newport, Ohio. Her father died from a drowning accident in the Ohio River while
still a young man in 1831. Her mother married a second time to Dr. John
Harrington (Dana) Haskell was born to William and Polly Parkman (Foster) Dana.
have been unable to identify “Aunt Caroline” nor Mr. White.
William C Greenwood came from Morgantown (then) Virginia
with his older brother George in 1921. William purchased the Greene farm from
Capt. Daniel Greene. His brother George settled in Warren Twp.
Parmelia Francis Haskell, Mary Ann’s younger sister, In
1850 married Robert Thompson Johnson and settled in Bucyrus, Ohio.
Grandpa would have been William Dana. He passed away in
1851, six years after the writing of this letter.