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Title: Rev E T O'Neill, San Francisco to Sarah A McNeice, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileO'Neill, Rev. E.T/23
SenderRev. E.T. O'Neill
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationclergyman
Sender ReligionCatholic
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
RecipientMcNeese/McNeice, Sarah Ann
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipcousins (not acquainted)
SourceD 2093/4/1: Presented by Seamus Coyne, Moy, Co. Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102053
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 16:11:1993.
Word Count192
Transcript St. Dominic's Monastery
Bush & Steiner Streets
San Francisco, Cal [California?]

Aug 14th, 1896

My Dear Cousin
Sarah A [Ann?] McNeice
Your Kind favor
of July 16 is at hand and
the Contents noted with great pleasure
and delight. I inclose [enclose?] a
Newspaper Clipping to Explain
the Address on my letter to
you Mr McCreeley was all
Correct but I had doubts and
used both - I notice, by reading
the lines of your letter, that
my unguarded expressions
in my introduction to you, were
not in keeping with good taste
and this troubles me now
more than words can Express
And feel that I was guilty of a
gross mistake - But you will,
I hope, Consider that my remark,
about Moy and the People
thereof were but the reflecting
the view of my Boyhood Days,
when, at the age of 12 or 13 years,
I had not the faculty for much
Discrimination and that
I have, in my old age, stumbled
into the past to speak of things
now, as I then beheld them,
you can put that down as
the Babbling of an old
man, who has given a Clear
proof by this, that time is
Claiming him for its Child again.