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It was created on Saturday, December 11, 1847.
This partial letter was written to Achsa Johnson of Worthington from her daughter, Mary Johnson Sessions, of Columbus, Ohio. Sessions had recently married and moved a few months prior. In the letter, Sessions states that she is feeling unwell from staying out too late with friends. She goes on to say that she is very homesick. She complains about her hired girl but says that she must get used to her because she cannot get new help. She concludes the letter by saying that she is "blue" and is going to prepare for bed.
Achsa Johnson was born Achsa Maynard on April 7, 1791. She was the daughter of Moses Maynard. In 1815, she married Orange Johnson (b. February 7, 1790 - d. November 28, 1876), a comb maker by trade from Connecticut. The comb business was very successful, and Achsa and Orange moved into their home at 956 High Street in 1816. They had three children, but only one, Mary, survived into adulthood. The family moved to Columbus in 1847, when their daughter married Francis Sessions.
It covers the topic Orange Johnson House.
It covers the city Worthington.
You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.129.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1074_001.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 20, 2018. It was last updated February 2, 2022.