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Title: Arthur McConnell, Dungonnell, to Jane Nettleton, [America?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcConnell, Arthur/55
SenderMcConnell, Arthur
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAntrim, N.Ireland
RecipientNettleton, Jane
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 3081: Purchased from Metropolitan Toronto Central Library
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9406182
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 10:06:1994.
Word Count423
TranscriptDungonnell, June 10th, 1857

Dearest Daughter Jane:-
I received your letter bearing date 16th, May, and was very happy
to hear of you all being in good health and I rejoice with exceeding
great joy to hear of your safe recovery after your confinement and I
trust in Almighty Disposer of all gifts that as he has added to you
another child He will add to you another blessing. For you are well
aware Dearest Jane that all spiritual blessing comes from God and
all must return to him again, and as you are growing in years and
your family increasing I hope that you will grow in grace and that
thy Lord may give unto wisdom and knowledge in all things is the
sincere prayer of your affectionate Father.
On looking over your letter I see that you have changed your
residence, hope that it will be for the better, think that it was
great wisdom in not disposing of your farm until you would see how
you would succeed in business thinks if you do succeed you will be
far easier than farming for in all accounts labour is very scarce
and looks for great wages.
Was sorry to hear of little William taking ill so suddenly but hopes
after passing the worms he will get better I rejoice to hear that
your children got all through Hooping [Whooping?] cough & measles -
As for myself has my health pretty well, healthy and stout for my
years, thinks nothing of walking to Antrim on Thursday and often see
Mr.Mackay [Mr. Mackey?] there and is still asking for you he is in
good health. Your mother is in tolerable good health at present -
rejoices to hear from you all and I may just say that your sisters
Anne and Betty is in good health (Both at home) And that your
married sisters and Husbands with families is all enjoying good
health at present and that your two brothers with wives with
families is well Your Aunt Sally was poorly sometime ago with sore
jaws but is getting better all the rest of your friends is well
all your acquaintances is well that I know of. as there is no
changes amongst our old friends since I wrote last has little more
to say at present. Your mother and two sisters join me in sending
their love to you - and that the Almighty may guide and protect you
in all your ways is the sincere prayer of your affectionate father
Arthur McConnell
Please write soon

(written by Arthur McConnell personally)
Dated. Antrim - Ju. 11. 1857
Liverpool Ju, 13, 1857
London Canada, Jun. 24, 1857