Mr. Charles Dana (1)
Pittsburgh, Dec. 27th
You know at is
customery for business characters to send in their bills the beginning of the
new year. So kind Uncle after wishing you and all the friends a happy new year
I send in my demands for a small sum of money. I would like to have fifteen or
twenty dollars if you can possibly spare it, and is not that amount please send
as much as you can. There are several small debts which were promised to be
paid the first of January, and the bills will be sent in at that time and I
would wish to have them settled according to promise.
We are all enjoying
good health with exception of slight colds, but they are common complaints. There
is but little sickness in the city as present, and indeed no prevailing
disease. We heard from Mary and Mr. Johnson (2&3) this morning. They are
well, and I suppose you are aware that Mary has a young daughter. They call her
Mary Emma. Mother and father (4&5) send their love to you, Aunt Eunice (6) and
all the friends, and they hope to see Grandpa (7) in the Spring. Mary and Mr. J
purposed spending the month of April with us and how pleasant it would be for
them to meet Grandpa here. And we would also be glad to see Aunt Eunice at that
time and why not bring her with you. If not convenient for her to leave home we
would be much pleased to see Charlotte. (8) My love to all the friends. Father is waiting
to take this to the office. So good morning, and hoping you will oblige me.
P. F. Haskell (9)
Dana son of William Dana and Polly Parkman Dana, Brother to Elizabeth
Harrington Dana (Haskell) Mc Cracken.
Ann Haskell Johnson, sister to Parmelia Frances Haskell
Powell Johnston, husband to sister Mary Ann.
Harrington Dana (Haskell) McCracken
Eunice is Charles Dana’s wife, Eunice Churchill Dana
Dana who would pass away in 1851
is Charles and Eunice Dana’s oldest daughter.
Frances Haskell who would in 1850 marry the brother of sister Mary Ann’s
husband and Live in Bucyrus, Ohio.