Concord. June 7, 1835 Dear Brother Charles, here I am at the Eagle Coffee
House well situated among the members from Ports and other towns
with many of whom I am well acquainted. Two of your old friends
were applicants the office of Clerk of the Senate-Ira A. Eastman and
Charles Woodman-There were several other applications besides-Mr. East-
was chosen but not arriving in town in season-the assistant Clerk-Mr. Fowler
of this place was appointed Clerk and upon arrival of Mr. East-he was appointed
assistant Clerk-Concord was crowded to the overflowing for a few days but
even now the public houses are full- Eastman has married a rich
girl of Albany N.Y. and resides in Gilmanton-Woodman is in Dover
practicing Law in comp with Jack Hale alias John P. Hale and going good business-
if you recollect the person whom you thought assumed too much at Mrs. Dearborn's
when you were here-I will just say to you that I room with him-he
being a permanent border here-and not finding any room unoccupied which
pleased, I took up quarters with him- Concord has grown astonishingly since
you were here. Six or seven new streets having been laid out and many buildings
erected on them-Father wrote you that he has forwarded your box to Boston to be
shipped to N. Orleans which doubtless is now on the way there and I think must arrive
by the time you receive this-but I am unable to inform you in what vessel it was
shipped but father will give you that information as soon as he ascertains-
I am almost afraid you will not get your articles as soon as you may wish for
them- Emily was much better when I left home-had walked down to the
sea twice by throwing a thin veil over her face and goes over almost all
parts of the house and I hope to see her at my house soon after my return
home-she has by industry and without injury completed a patchwork
quilt since last winter-but mother gave her quite a lecture for so doing.
Joseph and Emily seem to display again quite a portion of the cheerfulness and
enjoyment which characterizes when you were at home.

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Monday June 15th. The night previous to my leaving home mother presented
me with your letter to Abby requesting me at the same time to answer
it for Abby as her engagement in the family would not allow her
time for that purpose -Jeremiah and Eliza Ann are not married but
will probably united next fall-Simon + Mary Seavey continue courtship
and also Langdon + Elizabeth Dow but I hear but little of marriage-
Michael Dalton has abandoned Miss Brown and is now paying his
respects to a lady at Stratham? a Miss Scammon? I think-he has also
recently been converted and it is now presumed he will marry
Miss Scammon, having as we suppose sown his wild oats-Of Mr.
Brown and Lydia Dalton can give you no particular informa
tion-though I hear of no misunderstanding-The two Miss Pickerings
were here last week but I had not the pleasure of seeing them
not having heard of it until they had left town-no increase
in the family of Simon Brown + wife-Leonard had not been home
for some time previous to my departure-Oliver Porter + wife
have returned to Rye intending to settle in business nearer home.
Louise has married an old Batcheldor + moved to Greenland-Of course
Mr. Porter wishes to have Oliver nearer home-Olivia is at home part of
the time-Sarah Ann Gofs-Ann T? Green-Eben-Mardent girls + widow
Brown's girls are still living in single [----?]-Widow Remick's
daughter now enjoys good health-Capt Seavey's girls are still in the
market but I always thought they possessed more external beauty
than internal intellect-John A Trefethren's wife presented him with
a fine girl a few days before I left home-It seems they did the business
up a little quicker than is customary-But perhaps not more so
than usual in our section-Mother told me to tell you that you
must be temperate in all things-Beside much more which
I leave you to suppose as I have now forgotten particulars-

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Chandler E. Potter another of your acquaintance is here from
Portsmouth as Representative-He is of a superior race as res
pects size-quite corpulent-By the bye Eastman told me
he saw Glidden at Albany-Glidden wrote him when
in N. York city + he sent him funds to take him to Albany +
there kept him a few days + then furnished him with funds
to go to Ohio, since which he has heard nothing from him-
If I recollect rightly Glidden sailed from Portsmouth when
you were at doct. Cheevers-Often I have wished you at my
elbow or that I was equal to you in education or that you
were placed in my political station for you could go
forward where I am obliged to retire-However this
political power is ever changing + besides, the doctrine
of our creed is rotation in office-of course I can expect
but little more from the public at present-
Governor Badger is quite popular + will probably be
nominated for another term which will make his third
year-The abolitionists asked for the use of the representatives
Hall to hold a meeting in but they refused to grant, notwithstand-
ing they had allowed the colinization society to hold their annu-
al meeting there-there was a debate between the antiSlavery
folks + the colinizationists-A Mr. Gurly advocated the cause
of colinization + had the advantage of the argument-He
is from Washington City and you may possibly know him
He preaches here with much credit to himself-He is
now an agent of the Colinization society-Please write
me on receipt of this and let me know how you flourish.
Doct Thompson on the Thompsonian plan which is gaining advocates here has established himself here and will probably
expend 20 to $40,000 on the situation + grounds back of the buildings.

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June 19-Brother John has been here for two days past attending a conven-
tion of the Universalists-the folks at home are in health and noth-
ing new-excepting the death of Rich-Jennisse's wife and Theo-
dore Seavey's-wife-both of consumption I believe-Mrs Jenness
was very sick when I left-It was very gratifying to have
John here-though my engagements were such that I could
not devote much time to his society.-Mr. King preached
last evening + John made the last prayer-John left
for Portsmouth this morning per stage-Watson has
completed his studies and leaves for the country to seek his
fortune I suppose-

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John says your chest of medicines has gone to N.S. but by what
vessel I cannot say-Your state I see from the paper been
subject to cholera of late-However not near you I believe
General Count will probably rise by the 28th Inst-How will your
state be on the next presidential canvass-How does the termination of Van Buren
and Johnson meet with this view. You will please write on receipt of
this-yours June 19 1835
Thomas J. Parsons