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Title: Mrs. John J. Haslett, Ontario, to Mr. Andrew Smyth, New Orleans
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHaslett, Fannie/104
SenderHaslett, Fannie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
DestinationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
RecipientWood Smyth, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Brendan O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Bar and Restaurant, Main Street, Dromara
ArchiveOriginal Held by Above Donor
Doc. No.9812025
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 24:12:98.
Word Count278
TranscriptAddress on envelope
Mr. Andrew W. Smyth
" Gov.[Governor] of the Mint "
New Orleans
United States

Toronto Dec.10th 1892
67 Bleecher St

My Dear Nephew
Its 43 years
since you and I parted and
many changes has taken place
in that time but never for one day
have I forgotten you as you sat
with your coz [cousin?] playing. Now we
are both on the down grade
of life and whilst the world
has been good to you it has
dealt harshly with me. My
husband died 15 years ago
and as he was something like
your dear father, live and
enjoy life, he left little.
My request for I am truly in need
for his family I gave them
as good an education as I
could afford and the boys then
struck out for themselves. I
have two girls home, one
is studying for a book keeper
and the other shorthand
and type writting [writing?].
Now Andrew I have no
claim on you more than
I am your Aunt old and
poor and I ask you to
help me a little to get
through the winter and
I hope you would refuse me
for believe me I never
thought to beg. I have
worked hard to get a
Please, dont refuse.
You know I suppose that
I got nothing from Ardcame
nor by Thomas and Andrew.
Indeed they quit writting [writing?]
to me after their death
and its only now and then
that I hear anything about
home and then by some
person coming from there.
I hope you will let me
hear from you are you
married and how is your
brother John please give
him my love and accept the
same and may God
bless you all in the sincere
prayer of your Aunt

Fannie Haslett