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Title: Mary Patterson, New York, to her Uncle, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FilePatterson, Mary/29
SenderPatterson, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
Recipient Gendermale
SourceMr & Mrs S.V. Thompson, 4 Grove Park, Lenzie, Glasgow.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh
Doc. No.9506107
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:06:1995.
Word Count286
TranscriptNew York
June 25

Dear Unkle [uncle?] I am sorry to
say I have not seen anything
of Alexander but James
Patterson was in to see us a
few days ago and he said he
met Fiona one day and he
looked splendit [splendid?] better than
he [we?] ever see him look before
so I was glad to hear that
[and?] I know you will -
you spoke of Robert Patterson
he is manager for Firm now
has been for some time he put
his money in real estate in Jersey
and now he gets a salary of
35 dol [dollars?] a week and has rents
coming in he has his younger
sister keeping house for him
his wife is in the innsane [insane?] Asylum
he was not very kind to her
now if the por [poor?] thuang [thing?] had her
mind she would thank god
that he delivered her from
being with him as she often
told me he would put her away
and I canot [cannot?] think but he did
I surpose [suppose?] if I had been German
I could have been releived [relieved?] from
this life but I thank God he
has spared my reason for the
childrens sake - [ofer?] forgive me
again for trubling [troubling?] you
I am going to send you a little
remembrence [remembrance?] as I am going away
and I might not have the chance
to do so again I hope you wont
think I said to [too?] much to you but
I have no father or brother to
speak to and I feel at times as
I must burst so I have taken the
liberty to talk to you I will stop
with love to all am ever yours
Mary Patterson