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Title: Barbara Gage, Derrykeighan to Rev Robert Gage, Rathlin.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGage, Barbara/52
SenderGage, Barbara
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDerrykeighan, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationRathlin Island, N.Ireland
RecipientRev. Robert Gage
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1883/74: Copied by Permission of D. B. McLaughlin Esq.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9006161
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by JM 28:02:1994.
Word Count357
TranscriptDerrykeighan Glebe
Ash Wednesday

My dearest Papa
After I left Bushmills
on Monday, Andrew [Cree-y?] called
(as I hear by a note this morning
from Lady Boyd, also Sir John
told me last night about it.)
& it was wishing me to write
to you to ask you if you could
have Service done for him in
Dunseverick church on the
two Sundays after next
being the 7th and 14th of March.
he asked for Mr Holmes
and he to remain at the
Archdeaconory [Archdeaconry?] all the time,
but Sir John desired me to
say to you that if you think
of accommodating Andrew, he
thinks you had very much
better come yourself and
then he could have the
pleasure of your company
and if you do come you are
to be his guest at the
Hotel all the time, He
also desires me to say
that He would very much
rather see the Sultan
himself than his Grand
Vizier the latter he
would of course have nothing
to say to, but he hopes you
will consider yourself
engaged to him if you
can at all come. -
If this arrangement is
made I can return with
you. - If anything puts
it out of your power to
do the duty or get Mr
Holmes to do it, I think
you had better write to the
Archdeacon as soon as
possible that he may
have time to try & make any
other arrangement he can. –

It would have been much
better for Andrew to have
written to you himself, but
I believe he was hurried
on Monday, & went off
yesterday morning with Maria
to leave her on a visit with
Mrs Scudamore. - If you
can come a line to me
will be quite sufficient
and I will let the Archdeacon
know. - When I wrote to
Mama yesterday I knew
nothing of this plan, Sir
John told me of it first
in the evening, he dined here
& went home at night, we
go back to-day to Bushmills.
We are just about to be off
to church, so good bye [goodbye?]
ever in haste your very
affecte [affectionate?] daughter
Barbara Gage