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Title: Arthur McConnell, Dungonnell, to Jane Nettleton, [America?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcConnell, Arthur/43
SenderMcConnell, Arthur
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAntrim, N.Ireland
RecipientNettleton, Jane
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 3081: Purchased from Metropolitan Toronto Library Board
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9406180
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 10:06:1994.
Word Count463
TranscriptDungonnell, June 26, 1856

My dear Jane,

I received yours of Feb. 11 - arrived in due course, I would
have written you long since only that I wished to send a small
remembrance to you to Isabella and to Sarah. It was not quite
convenient to manage this till now. I enclose. you a Bill on London
drawn in your favour for six pounds - payable at 30 days sight. You
will please give 2 pounds to each of your sisters and retain two for
your own use. It is but a small matter but it is proof to you and
to them that I never forget you, though so far distant. When you
write you will take care to acknowledge it, that no one, who hears
your letter, may be the wiser, in reference to this Remittance on
this account you can mark in your Letter an A as formerly. I shall
then know you have received the money safely.
My own health and the health of your mother is much as usual for
which we have great reason to be abundantly thankful to the Giver of
every good and perfect gift. All the families of your brothers and
sisters are very well with the single exception of Langford's
Margaret. She had been very poorly for sometime and yesterday
morning was delivered of a child six weeks before the full time. It
lived about 6 hrs. and then departed. It was taken to Muckamore
late last night and buried. Margaret herself seems to be going on
very favourably. I saw Dr. Taggart this morning, who had been in
visiting her. He says she is doing very well for which we are very
thankful. I do not know in what State Arthur McConnell is and
therefore cannot send you his address. He applied to his father for
your address it was sent to him we therefore concluded that he
intended to write to you or visit you.
Mr. Wm. McElrath Sen. died about 3 or 4 months ago. He had long
been in a very declining state. There is no particular change on
the rest of his family. Your Uncle John McConnell has been rather
infirm for sometime. He goes very little out. Latterly one of his
great toes has become somewhat black and painful. All the rest of
the family are well.
Your Aunts Palmer and Manderson continue to be tolerably well.
Your Uncle and Aunt Whiteside still live.
I am glad to hear such good accounts of Alexander and Mary
Johnson. I send my blessing to them, to your husband and to the
rest of your children, and pray the Most High to bless you all, very
abundantly both for this world and the world that is to come. I
remain, my dear Jane
Your ever affectionate father
Arthur McConnell