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Title: Eliza Marshall, Iowa to Eleanor McIlwrath, Co. Down.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMarshall, Eliza (1)/36
SenderMarshall, Eliza
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginRoscoe, Iowa, USA
DestinationNewtownards, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientMcIlwrath, Eleanor
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1195/3/35: Presented By J. W. Russell & Co. Solicitors, 4 High Street, Newtownards, Co. Down
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9311029
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C McK., 03:11:199
Word Count382
TranscriptTo: Eleanor McIlwrath (nee Wallace)
County Down
From: Eliza Marshall
September 13, 1893

Roscoe Iowa
Sept. 13 1893

Dear Mrs McIlwrath
It is now a long time since I
heard from you I have thought of writing
many times, but still put it off until today.
but now our work is ahead some. and the cool
wind is blowing. but the sun is very hot in
daytime we have very pleasant weather (sic) at
present we had no rain to speak of in 3 months
It makes it very dusty to drive out on the
road. Crops are pretty fair (sic) dry weather
and all. I think the [there?] will be plenty
for man and beast in this part. a great many
have died since i [I?] wrote last. some young.
some old people over 80 yrs [years?] (sic)we
all in usual health. hoping this will find
you all enjoying the same (sic) we did not go
to see the fair at Chicago although it was
pretty near (sic). the [there?] are a lot of
sabbath breakers and the [they?] sell Liquor
on the ground so I think we are better out of
bad company. we go to church every sabbath we
have bible classes [a?] half hour in the
middle of the day we use the international
lessons (sic) we have prayer meetings 1st
thursday [Thursday?] of every month it goes
from house to house sometimes there is extra
meetings at the Church after night but never
go out after dark I let the rest go as I am
afraid of Accidents. how is the health of
your town Ill [I'll?] be glad to hear all or
any news you may think fit to write me tell
your daughter I have got her picture nicely
framed It looks very well. I have lots of
pictures and lots of books and 3 Commentarys
Scotts and Henerys and Clarks so it our own
fault if we dont [don't?] search the
scriptures. but i [I?] think Ill [I'll?]
tire you with my letter. Remember me to your
husband and family hoping to hear from you
soon I remain your loving Friend
Eliza Marshall

I forgot to ask you how James Ferguson is
getting along or if he went back to S.
[South?] America or how is E. McCausland
and all Friends Excuse this letter as my hand
is tired