Letter from Varnum to Lois, March 5, 1839

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Title

Letter from Varnum to Lois, March 5, 1839

Subject

Travel; Railroad travel; Health; Christians; Actions and defenses

Description

Varnum writes to his wife Lois about his trip to Philadelphia which has something to do with a lawsuit. The traveling took longer than he thought it would and the weather conditions slowed the process. Varnum is in good health besides the fatigue from traveling. The lawsuit has made little progress and Varnum cannot tell what the decision will be. He expects to not be called until the end of the week.

Creator

Noyes, Varnum

Source

Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1839-03-05

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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PDF

Language

eng (English)

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Text

Identifier

noyes_c_cor_917

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Philadelphia March 5 18[?3?]9
Having but little to do
this afternoon I have though I may wait
a day or two before I put it in the mail
in hopes of having a line from you. I arri-
ved here last evening after a tedious journey.
I found the travelling exceedingly bad. I left
Wooster on Saturday and got as far as Paris
a distance of about forty miles about mid-
night and concluded then to spend the Sab-
bath. The rest of the passengers went on Sab-
bath morning. Here owing to the business of
the roads and the consequent derangement
of the stages I was obliged to stay till tues
day morning. Tuesday we proceeded on
as far as New Lisbon a distance of 26 or
28 miles and no urgency could prevail on
them to carry me any farther that night.
Thursday morning we proceeded on our
journey and arrived at Smith's Ferry on the
Ohio about 1 o clock in the afternoon. There
were two steam boats in sight but they had
gone by and so I had tarry there till night.
About dark I made out to get aboard of a
boat and arrived at 5 oclock. Was detained in Pittsburg
till Friday morning, when I took the stage
for Philadelphia. Owing to the [--mud--]

mud and snow our progress was slow.
Was in the stage all of the first night
and most of the second. Spent the Sab-
bath in Huntingdon. The day of rest was
very acceptable though I was so sleepy I
could scarcely keep awake at meeting.
Heard an agent of the Assemblies board of
Foreign Missions in the day time and an
agent of the seamen friends society in the
evening. Monday morning took the stage.
The weather was extremely cold though
pleasant through the day. Travelled all
night and arrived in Harrisburg just in
time to take the moring cars which brought
us to Philadelphia last evening about 6
o clock. Last night I tarried at Dr Green's,
and to day have taken lodgings in the
family of a Mr Evans where I receive
the kindest attention. The lawsuit has
made but little progress. They have com-
menced taking testimony to day. The pros-
pect is that the case will be rather
tedious and what will be the decision
we of course know not. My healthy is good
with the exception of fatigue. I hope that
during my absence you may enjoy the
[?smiles?] of providence and the consolations
of religion. It is perhaps a good thing at
times to feel the effects of our own weak
ness. But I know of nothing better for

christians than to trust in the Lord and
go forward in the path of duty.
Though he [?slay?] me yet will I trust in
him is the language of an ancient saint
and it should be the language of [?sorry?]
child of God. I shall [illegible] the remainder
a day or two in hopes of a letter from you.
9th Called this morning at the post office in hopes
of finding a letter from you but found none
Trust you are getting along well. The lawsuit
progresses tardily almost a week is gone and
the testimony on the part of the prosecution is
not yet finished. So I may rest for the present
[Note: page torn so words are illegible]
[illegible]. I shall not probably be called up
till the last of the next week. I am at present
inclined to think that I shall not go to
New England, but return to Ohio as soon as
can be spared. A number of my old friends
are here, Mr Lathrop, Judge Brown & C.
How the case will terminate I know not.
The Lord reigneth and let him reign. Such
business as I am now engaged in is not
very congenial to my feelings. My people
need not much expect me home till about
the last of March. I hope they will not
cease to assemble together for prayer and
religious worship. Take good care of yourself
and our dear children till my return. Take a
cathartic occasionally if necessary. Your affection
ate husband Varnum Noyes

Mrs Lois W. Noyes
Guilford
Medina Co
Ohio



费城 3 月 5 日 18 日 39 日
无事可做
今天下午我有,虽然我可以等
在我把它放入邮件前一两天
希望能收到你的来信。经过一段乏味的旅程,我昨晚到达这里。
我发现旅行非常糟糕。我离开了
周六伍斯特到达巴黎
大约午夜时分大约四十英里的距离,然后结束了
洗澡。其余的乘客在安息日早上出发。这里由于业务
道路和随之而来的混乱
我不得不待到星期二早上的阶段。周二我们继续
至新里斯本,距离 26 或
28英里,没有紧迫感
那天晚上他们把我带到了更远的地方。
星期四早上我们继续我们的
旅程并抵达史密斯渡轮
俄亥俄州下午 1 点左右。那里
有两艘蒸汽船在眼前,但他们有
过去了,所以我一直在那里呆到晚上。
天黑了,我想登上一艘
船,5点钟到达。在匹兹堡被拘留
直到星期五早上,当我上台时
为费城。由于

泥泞和雪地,我们的进度很慢。
第一个晚上都在舞台上
和大多数第二个。在亨廷顿度过安息日。休息日是
非常可以接受,虽然我很困,我
开会时几乎不能保持清醒。
听说议会的代理人
白天的外国使团和
海员之友协会的代理人
晚上。星期一早上上台。
虽然天气非常冷
愉快的一天。走遍了所有
晚上刚到哈里斯堡
是时候乘坐带来的早晨汽车了
我们昨晚大约 6 点到费城
时钟。昨晚我在格林博士家逗留,
今天已经在
我收到的埃文斯先生的家人
最亲切的关注。该诉讼已
取得了进展,但进展甚微。他们今天已经开始作证。前景是,此案将相当
乏味的,会是什么决定
我们当然不知道。我的健康很好
除了疲劳。我希望
在我不在的时候,你可以享受
天意的微笑和安慰
的宗教。这也许是件好事
有时会感受到我们自己的弱点的影响
尼斯。但我知道没有比这更好的了

基督徒不如信靠主
在职责的道路上前进。
虽然他杀了我但我会相信
他是古代圣人的语言
它应该是抱歉的语言
上帝的孩子。我将 [无法辨认] 剩余部分
一两天希望收到你的来信。
9th 今天早上在邮局打电话希望
找到一封你的信,但没有找到
相信你们相处得很好。诉讼
进展缓慢 几乎一个星期过去了
控方的证词是
还没有完成。所以我可以暂时休息
[注:页面撕裂,文字难以辨认]
[难以辨认]。我可能不会被召唤
直到下周的最后一天。我目前
倾向于认为我不会去
新英格兰,但尽快返回俄亥俄州
可以幸免。我的一些老朋友
来了,Lathrop 先生,Brown & C 法官。
案件将如何终止我不知道。
主掌权,让他掌权。这样的
我现在从事的业务不是
非常符合我的感受。我的人
不用太期待我回家
三月的最后一天。我希望他们不会
停止聚集在一起祈祷和
宗教崇拜。好好照顾你自己
和我们亲爱的孩子,直到我回来。拿一个
必要时偶尔宣泄。你的情
吃了丈夫 Varnum Noyes

Lois W. Noyes 夫人
吉尔福德
麦地那公司
俄亥俄州

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Noyes, Varnum, “Letter from Varnum to Lois, March 5, 1839,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed April 18, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/990.

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