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Title: David Moody, Liverpool, England to "My Dear Margaret", Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoody, David/31
SenderMoody, David
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLiverpool, England
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2901/3/6: Presented by Mrs M. Mayne-Reid, Crawfordsburn, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9503126
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:03:1995.
Word Count436
TranscriptMonday Sept 28th 1857

My Dear Margaret
We thought
we would have sailed before
this but we are just on our way
now and do you keep good I [--?]
its you will likely see an independent
character bearing the name
of David to cheer & if possible
to comfort you & Mother let none
of you be annoyed I have always
wander as far as my knowledge
went to for the best and I trust
our proceeding at present is for good
As all things work together for good
to those that serve God.
We have had and will have
good opportunities all the voyage
of worshipping God we have an
Irish presbyterian Clergyman
an Episcopalian & Methodist abbot
with us divine service every
Sabbath I can read in my bed
We have got lots to eat just no
pink tea I can take at the time
tins is our teacups I hope you
are living well at home & John
is helping you to cut apples & drink
tea and Mr. Butlers lettuces
Jo. & James Moore also giving you a laugh I hope
Robert is suerintending well
Willy & Mary not Half pleased
because they cant get enough done
Kathy with his Head before Her
and eyes open most likely She &
Billy are gone I must conclude I have
no more time I think when Alan
is getting the Stone for Father he
might get these words engraven on it
"His latter end I was peace" I cant at
present tell you what book or chapter
it is in but John Rob can get if for
you. You can tell Alan this I intended
to have something written for
it but for want of time I could
not God Bless and keep us
Ever your
I could like very
much that you would write
a letter after us we
could have it when we would
land D.M

Henry has just now received a line
from Alan which and I am verry [very?]
glad yes verry [very?] to here [hear?] that you and
mother are well Wm. says that he gave McCorkell
the bedstead John Rob can tell
you about the boiler Henry was
aboard on Saturday but was sent for by
Doctor Hill when he heard that
the depart was not to sail until
today he has just come aboard and has
let me seen Alans line there is about
312 passengers in all -
Good bye once more
Jean Margaret
is finely

Mr Corkell must done what we
think you were not disappointed all expected
in here either.