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Title: M. and E. Hanlon, Pennsylvania, to their Father, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileO'Hanlon, Edward/21
SenderO'Hanlon, Edward
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender ReligionCatholic
OriginAllegheny,Penn., USA
DestinationBallymote, Co. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD.885/3: Presented by Mrs M. Leathem, Ballymote, Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9601139
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 11:01:96.
Word Count456
TranscriptAllegheny August 13 1854

My dear Father
I send you These few lines in answer
To Brother Patts letter which Came in due Course
and never before have I undertook To address you
with a more unsettled mind or feelings although
although the almighty has been kind in the midst of
afflictions My dear father I am obliged to record the
death of my Beloved wife after a lingering illness
of over two years She departed this life on the 29 of June
May her Soul rest in Peace, She recieved [received?] the rights
of the church weekly for some time before she died, and some Two
hours before she received the last rights with all the powers of
her senses I trust She has made a happy change Ten days Before
my Brothers family was visited with a very virulent attack of
Scarlet fever which caused me to remove my child to the Sisters
to board on Troy Hill I had fitted her out in clothing suitable
to the place in five weeks after the institution
was burned to the ground the inmates was all saved
But their afficts [affects?] was entirely lost she is now
boarding with a friend of mine I my self am boarding in
Mrs Sweenys at the Bridge Patt Can Explain in the mean time
in my Brothers family the fever had left his four children
all prostrate and also his wife for eight or Ten days
with fatigue or plorocisy [pleurisy?] the virulence of the fever
expected neighbours & friends Particular Those That had children
Mick waited on Them until he was Entirely worn out except wahat
[what?] assistance I could render him his wife is now well but
it pleased the almighty to call
little Micky to a happyer [happier?] State on the 3rd of
august after a very painful illness Susan is yet very low
but I believe on the recovery I fear her constitution
will be impassed even if she recovers May ann & the
baby is alsoon the mend this summer has been
the warmest ever experienced in This portion of the
Country has been visited with Cholera a good deal
this summer this locality got of pretty well from
it My dear father I am unable to say any more
or make any comments I know I am addressing one
now That can feel all the sympathy That its possible
for human to feel Pray for me my dear father
I offer myself in to the hands of the almighty his holy
will be done and not mine write on receipt of
This if you can make it out Mick & me [joins?] in
sending you as tender affections as Ever crossed the
Ocean no more your Sons.
M [Michael?] & E [Edward?] Hanlon