Letter from Henry to Em, November 20, 1888

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Title

Letter from Henry to Em, November 20, 1888

Subject

Missionaries--Leaves and furloughs; Presidents--Election; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; School buildings

Description

In this letter to his sister Emily, Henry writes about the election of Benjamin Harrison, who he voted for. He also voted for Abraham Lincoln twice. His old house in Canton may have been sold, but he has sent in plans for building a schoolhouse. Both his sons are well, and Richard says he wants to write to the aunts in Seville.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection, Box #3

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1888-11-20

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

Format

PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_cor_860

Coverage

1888 Presidential Election

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Waterford Nov 20 1888
Dear Em
I do not know as I have
written to you since I came back-
Clara's letter that came a few days ago
mentioned that Edward has taken you
over to Wadsworth the Wednesday before
and thought it looked as though there
was to be a good school this Winter.
I presume therefore that you are
again a school ma'm and hope
you will have a good time this
winter. She spoke of the gratifying
result of the election. Here in New -
York we rejoice over the election
of Gov Hill a democrat and
supported by the liquor element.
The Free trade business caused
a good many to vote for Harrison
who went with the democrats on

the state election. I am not ashamed
of my voting for Presidents so [?far?] the
only votes I have cast were for
Abraham Lincoln both times and
now for Benjamin Harrison. They
had the telegraph wire here brought
into the town hall and got all
the telegrams I suppose that came
to Albany. I went down about
nine-o-clock. The clerk came
to the front of the platform and
send the telegrams as they came
in. Sometimes the representatives
of a party has occasion to cheer
and sometimes the other. I came
home and went to bed but about
half past eleven I waked up and
dressed and went down again -
stayed till about two-o-clock. By
that time it was evident that
New York State has gone for
Harrison & I knew if he got
New York he had it. So I went
to bed and spelt happy. I hope he

will prove to be all that people expect.
I had a letter a few days ago from
Cousin Gilbert inviting us all to make
them a visit. Perhaps we may go
next month. I wrote to cousin
Addie after Uncle Augustus death. I
hope she got it. It ought to have
reached there before Hattie left, presume
it did. I had a letter a day or
two since from Dr Mitchell asking for
something on China for the Jan &
Feb no's of "The Church at Home
and Abroad". I have promised
him some copy. A letter from
Mr Gilman tells me they still
have hinderances put in the way
of their building there. Dr Kerr
says our house in Canton is offered
for sale and says he does not
know whether [?Wisner?] has plans
ready for building the school house
or not. I wrote once to Dr Kerr
soon after I came home sending
some plans but I am afraid he
may not have kept them. When I

heard that Mr Wisner was likely to
come home, I supposed they would
let things remain as they are until
I should get back. I think I will
send my plan again.
I do not speak very much
have preached twice for Dr Riggs
when he was sick and have
spoken in two of the churches
in the neighborhood. We have
two quite cold nights. Last Saturday
the ice frose a half an inch
think. Sunday was a beautiful
day. Yesterday it rained all day
long and to day it is beautiful
again. We are going to attend a
concert in Troy to night having been
so fortunate as to have some
tickets sent us. The boys
are at school & doing well.
Richard said a day or two ago he
must write to his aunts at
Seville. I asked him what he
wanted to tell them. He said he
wanted to tell them that "he was
well. Paper is finished & I must
stop for this time. Not long now till
thanksgiving
Love from us all
Your [u]Bro[/u] Henry.



沃特福德 1888 年 11 月 20 日
亲爱的
我不知道,因为我有
我回来后写给你的——
克拉拉几天前来的信
提到爱德华带走了你
前周三去沃兹沃思
并认为它看起来好像在那里
今年冬天要成为一所好学校。
因此我假设你是
再次成为学校的妈妈和希望
你会玩得很开心
冬天。她谈到了令人欣慰的
选举的结果。在这里新
约克,我们为选举感到高兴
州长山的民主党人和
由酒元素支撑。
自由贸易业务引起
很多人投票给哈里森
谁和民主党一起去了

州选举。我并不感到羞耻
到目前为止我对总统的投票
我投的票只投给
亚伯拉罕林肯两次和
现在是本杰明哈里森。他们
这里的电报线带来了吗
进入市政厅并得到了所有
我想来的电报
到奥尔巴尼。我下了大约
九点钟。店员来了
到平台的前面和
电报来了就发
有时代表
聚会有机会欢呼
有时是另一个。我来了
回家睡觉了,但是关于
十一点半我醒来
穿好衣服又下楼了——
一直待到两点左右。经过
那个时候很明显
纽约州已经去了
哈里森和我知道他是否得到
纽约他有。所以我去了
睡觉,拼写快乐。我希望他

将证明是人们所期望的。
几天前我收到一封信
表弟吉尔伯特邀请我们所有人
他们一探究竟。也许我们可以去
下个月。我写信给表弟
奥古斯都叔叔死后的艾迪。我
希望她明白了。它应该有
在海蒂离开之前到达那里,假设
它做了。我每天有一封信或
两个自从米切尔博士要求
一月和中国的​​一些事情
《家中的教会》二月号
和国外”。我已经答应了
他一些副本。一封来自
吉尔曼先生告诉我他们仍然
有障碍
他们在那里的建筑。克尔博士
说我们在广州的房子是提供的
出售并说他没有
知道 Wisner 是否有计划
准备建造校舍
或不。我曾经写信给克尔博士
我回家后不久发送
一些计划,但我担心他
可能没有保留它们。当我

听说威斯纳先生很可能
回家吧,我想他们会的
让事情保持原样直到
我该回去了。我想我会
再次发送我的计划。
我不太会说话
曾两次为里格斯博士讲道
当他生病并且有
在两个教堂中讲过
在附近。我们有
两个相当寒冷的夜晚。上个星期六
冰冻了半英寸
思考。星期天是个美丽的
天。昨天下了一整天的雨
很长,今天很美
再次。我们将参加一个
特洛伊的音乐会到晚上
很幸运有一些
票寄给我们。男孩们
在学校和做得很好。
理查德在一两天前说他
必须写信给他的阿姨
塞维利亚。我问他什么
想告诉他们。他说,他
想告诉他们“他是
出色地。论文写完了,我必须
暂时停止。到现在没多久
感恩
来自我们所有人的爱
你的亨利兄弟。

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Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Em, November 20, 1888,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/933.

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