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Title: Mary McMillan Price, Wolford, to Her Aunt Elisabeth
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcMillan Price, Mary/9
SenderMcMillan Price, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginWolford, Eastons Corner, Ontario, Canada
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT3102/1/8: Presented by Mr. R.D. McClure
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501074
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 06:01:1995.
Word Count506
Transcripttownship of wolford
Eastons Corners 1876
February 27
Dear aunt Elisabeth
I now sit down to write to you I have often
thought I would write but I had not the address my mother and I live
together since father died he is dead seven years this last January
we are very well at present Mother was sick near all winter but she
is better now thank God we often thought you would write to us and
let us know how you are we live in the same place where we lived
when Pa died we have a nice place in a nice part of the country half
a mile from a village.
Dear aunt it is a shame I never wrote before but it was neglected
from time to time I got the address from Mr McIntyre and I thought I
would write I hope you and uncle enjoy good health Mr McIntyres are
all well they lost one of their girls this winter aunt Peggy uncle
Davids wife is dead she died about two years ago uncle James is well
times are very dull this winter on account of having very little
sleighing there was a little snow before Christmas and it all went
away and we had none until about a week ago we had a heavy fall
other winters we would have snow from december until April.
Dear aunt I am 23 years of age i got married last April to a full
bred Irishman from the county Wexford 25 years of age he is 6 foot
and he weighs 190 lbs I am tall like Pa was and I weigh about 150
and I have got a young son and I call it Charles James the Charles
is after my little brother that died my husbands name is Thomas
Dear Aunt I wish that you and uncle would come out to this country
and live I think you would like it we would like to have yous come
let me know how and what yous are doing if you keep Grocery yet and
how times are in Ireland and what kind of weather there is in
Ireland people in this country dont think anything about going to
Ireland they go and come in so short a time Dear aunt and uncle if
you get this write as soon as possible and let me know how yous are
and what you think about coming out and when I write again I will
send you our pictures
Dear aunt we are preparing to make sugar we tap the trees and the
sap runs out and you boil it down to sugar I wish you was here to
get some I will make a cake and keep it till you come out and save
some for uncle you must excuse this letter and answer is it write
soon and let me know how you are I will write more the next time we
all send our love to you and uncle hope you are well no more at
present I remain

your affectionate niece Mary McMillan