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Title: Letter from William Hutton, Toronto, to John McCrea Junior, Strabane.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHutton, William/6
SenderHutton, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionPresbyterian
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
DestinationStrabane, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientMcCrea, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2298/4/2 Deposited by Messrs. Wilson & Simms, Solicitors
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310124
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C. McK., 06:10:19
Word Count221
TranscriptLetter from William Hutton, Toronto, dated February
8th 1857 to John McCrea Junior, Strabane.

Deposited by Messrs. Wilson & Simms, Solicitors

Toronto Sunday night
near 2 o'clock

Febry. [February?] 8th 1857

Dear John,
I send you the within Dag. [daguerrotype?]
of the dear fellow my much beloved son - His noble
forehead manly countenance & [and?] expressive eye are
admirably given - a more correct likeness could scarcely
be produced - you may all like to be able to form some
idea of what he was - but what he was to us we cannot
even yet ourselves by any means correctly estimate - we
seem to feel his loss more deep by each succeeding day -
Dear Fanny & [and?] the girls bear their bereavement
wonderfully His smiling placid peaceful love = full death
[---?] was a powerful soother of our sorrow -
We writed dear love to all dear friends around you
- I wrote to Sarah by last mail I will write soon again
Willie is waiting to take this to the post office - the
mail goes out tomorrow morning & [and?] you will have this
on the morning of the 23rd - Yesterday was the anniversary
of our dear old fathers death - we little thought a Son &
[and?] Grandson would follow him within one year - It warns
us to look carefully forward to see who may be the next to
follow - Heaven grant we may be found "watching" when our
time comes - Your loving brother William Hutton.