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Photo of Calvin and Harriet courtesy of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

Harriet's Letter to Her Children

"If it please God this shall be the last season that my family shall be scattered wanderers sick in hotels and boarding houses and other people's families - it is not respectable and there must be an end to this. I have about concluded to buy Mr. Chamberlain's house, possession given the middle of April. Everybody says it is a valuable property and rising in value, and it is a lovely, beautiful house, and the terms are quite within my means."

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