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Transcription by PCHS Trustee Cathy Scott
Geneva March 15, 1834
I received your letter on Wednesday last stating that you were making sugar and many other things. Please to have some good sugar when I come home because I should like some very much indeed. I wrote to you for a pair of pumps but you have sent me a pair of low shoes which are equally good. I will come home on the 22nd of the present month. We have very wet weather here. The snow fell on Friday night a very little but not enough to make sleighing. Please to tell Lucretia that she must write to me because I have received but one letter from her this term. I should like to receive a letter from Mother but I shall not scold her about it. I have no more to say at the present.
Your affectionate son
Transcription by Doris Spink
Author of Letter: Nathan Oaks Sr. (b.1821- d.1905)
Parents Thaddeus Oaks (1774– d.1824) and
Letter Recipient: Elias Cost (b.1777- d.1851)
Stepfather to Nathan Oaks Sr. and
first Postmaster of Oaks Corners.
Fanny Dickinson Bannister-Oaks-Cost (b.1786- d.1850)
Mother to Nathan Oaks Sr. and second wife of Elias Cost.
Mary Lucretia Oaks (b.1824 –d.1855) sister to Nathan Sr.