|Title:||John Gallier, New York, To Elizabeth Carlisle, Co Armagh|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Origin||New York, USA|
|Source||T.1790/4/6: No Publication Without Permission Of Miss D Quinn, Merriview, Quayhill, Ballycastle, Ireland. #TYPE EMG John Gallier, New York, To Elizabeth [Carlisle, Forkhill, Co. Armagh, Ireland]. 20 November 1866.|
|Archive||Public Record Office Northern Ireland.|
|Log||10:10:1988 GC created 07:12:1988 pg input 12:01:19|
|Transcript||16 East 25th Street|
New York Nov. 20th -1866
My Dear Cousin Elizabeth
Your kind letter of the 1st Inst came July to home for which please
accept my thanks. I am very [?] that your kind and sympathising
heart felt just grief and sorrow for our terrible bereavement by the loss of your dear cousin Jo. and his wife. All who knew him loved him - them whoknew him best loved him most. From earliest childhood to the time when last we parted the most sincere affection and love has always (with out any
interruption that I can remember) existed between us; The feeling arising
from this love & sympathy has been one of the two chief comforts of my whole life, the other was my dear and ever to be [regretted?] wife - now they are both gone - I feel desolated.
My mind is constantly dwelling on details of the delightful loving
intercourse that at all times existed between dear brother James and myself
- and Oh - how febble [feeble?] are words to express the anguish my heart
experienced; as the nobility of his life comes fully to mind. Never did
there exist a person more fun, high minded, more unselfish than he. Thank
God there yet remains great consolation in the hope that in another life
beyond the grave, we may be [reunited?] to the Dear ones gone before us -
never more to part.
I have great cause for thanks always in having the kindest love and
most affectionate love and sympathy of my dear daughter Margaret and of her
husband - she poor thing was in a febble [feeble?] state of health for many
months previous to the sad event - the grief and sorrow for that dreadful
[loss?] of her dearest [ ? ] who she ardently loved and [ ? ] has
been a sad blow to her - She leaves her kind & affectionate love to you and
your dear husband and to all your children.
I have received a very kind letter from your brother James at
Washington - I have not as yet answered.
I have been expecting to hear from sister Rose "McDonald" or from
my friend Williams as yet I have received no letter - please
mention this when you see them I am glad to find by your letter that they
all are well.
May I hope my dear cousin to hear from you again soon - if you could
find time from your every day necessary & important [sister?] it would be a
great gratification to me to hear from you occasionally and keep up a
regular correspondence with you - write and let me know if this would be
agreeable to you - tell me all about your family and yourself.
Make pleasure I herewith sending you two pictures of our dear lost ones -
it is a very great comfort to us all to have these - I would take it as
a favor if you would send me one each of yourself and Wm C[arlisle?] and by
& by of the children also if you have had any taken.
Please present my kindest regards and love to your dear husband & all
your little family and believe me.
My dear Cousin