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Title: Elizabeth Hagan, Australia, To "Dear Cousin".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHagan, Elizabeth/44
SenderHagan, Elizabeth
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginWindermere, Australia
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientHagan, Mary C.
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceDonated & Copyright Retained by Mrs. Margaret McGinty, 1 Ardgannon, Quarry Lane, Dungannon.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9706243
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 25:06:97.
Word Count476
TranscriptDear Cousin Let me know if my
Uncle Owen is living or dead or
my Uncle Barn.d [Bernard?] Campbell I have
wrote to him but never got no letter
as I do not know whither [whether?] the
[they?] are living or dead, but my Cousins
must be living at the old place. And also
let me [know] where Annie is if you know where
She is and Send her address to me
or if you write a few lines to my Uncle
or Owen or his family. And See if the [they?] know
any thing of her. You would do me a
great favour or to any of my friends
or Send my address to them as I hope
I will hear the voice of the rest of
my friends yet I Send my kind
love to all them that was along with
with [sic] poor Brother on his last journey
to his home, and thank them all
for the kindness the [they?] did for
him, and it was a great heart
Breack [Break?] to all his Sisters in this
Colony, it is knowthing [nothing?] if we had
Seen him before he died. I Some
times think that it must have been
to [too?] much drink that was the cause
of my brothers death but I hope
I my [may?] be wrong, if he was a
drunkerd [drunkard?] he was the only one in the
family I have not a great deal
more to let you know this time
only this Country at the preasent [present?]
time is very dull, and we have
had a very dry Season I [In?] may
we had Six months and Scarcly [Scarcely?]
a Shower of rain during that time
Some people had to drive cattle
miles for water but know [now?] it is
the reverse, their [there?] is two [too?] much
and very little feed for cattle in
fact we have had Some die our
Selves through Cold and want of
grass, but we will soon have the
worse over know [now?] as this is the worst
month in the year in this country
but living is very cheap here
you will get a Ton of Flour for
Ten pounds, the Same of the best
potatoes for Two pounds and every
thing else in Caparison [Comparison?] and wages
for a working man is about
Seven Shillings per day, and farming
men one pound per week and
rations, and you will See by this
that a Steady well doing man can
do well enough here altho it is not
know [now?] what it has been. I have
nothing more to Say at preasent [present?]
but hoping you will write by
return and give us a good long
letter and I will be Sure and give
you more Knews [news?] in the next
as I expect a letter from Helen
and I
Dear Cousin
Yours for Ever

Elizabeth G Hagan

Elizabeth G. Hagan
or Mrs. G. Hamilton
Cardigan P.O [Post Office?]