|Catharine Bradley, St John, N.B. to "My Dear Uncle John".
|Irish Emigration Database
|mentions being in a good situation. Domestic servant?
|St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
|British Parliamentary Papers, 1849, X1, (122), p 125.
|The Main Library, The Queen's University of Belfast
|Document added by LT, 30:04:98.
|Appendix to Minutes of Evidence Before Select Committee
My dear Uncle John, Saint John, 6th Oct. 1847.
I take great delight in being able to inform you, that I
am quite well and in a good Situation, and so far, I can
not say that I am sorry that I left home, except that my
heart aches now and again, to see those faces which I loved
and yet left them behind me. I was very fortunate in
getting a good situation so soon as I did. Many thanks to
Master Richard Yeats, who has proved as good a friend as my
own brother could have been to me, and I hope I shall never
be forgetful of his kindness. I have been so busily employed
that I have not seen enough of this country to say how I like
it, but the people I see here are just as we have at home, all
trying to Live as well as God will allow them. My dear Uncle
you will please read this to my sisters and other friends and
mind to tell Ann not to grieve or fret after me, for I hope we
shall soon meet again, but give her my kind love, and tell her
I often think of her and wish her here with me also remember
me, with great kindness and gratitude to my dear dear old
grandmother tell her that while I live will I think of her
goodness to me, with love and thankfulness and tell her I
will be able to send her home something I hope, in my next
letter if God spares me. When you write, let me know how
my Brother Robert is and whether he has altogether recovered
his health; tell Mary I still feel hurt at her leaving me to
come alone altho' I am very glad that I did come, for I do
feel most happy and content here, so much so that I sometimes
forget Old Ireland for a time. Let me know how my Aunt
Margaret and Husband are. My kind love to my Uncle James
and all the family to William and Catharine in particular;
let me know how my Aunt Elizabeth and her family are; give
my kind love to my Aunt Ellen and Pat and James especially.
Let me know how Tommy Carter and his Mistress are. 9th Oct.
Well my dear Uncle here I am again at my letter to you which
I must finish and send off to the Postoffice. Let me know
how is my Aunt Ann and family, and also my Aunt Jane, tell
her with my kind love that I am in high hopes and that I will
some day be able to send her home the price of a grand dress.
Let me know how is Mr. and Mrs. Gilmarten [Gilmartin?],
tell her I never shall forget her kindness to me on my coming
out here. I have seen but little of this country but I
understand that farmers from the Old Country do well here,
and soon get on very comfortable and respectable; and give
my love to Mr. Michael O'Connor, and let me know how is the
Widow Rourke and family; let me know how Kitty and the
Lisadell passenger [sic], let John Cressal know that his
daughter arrived here safe, but I have not seen her
since, for I got a situation the day after I landed.
Give my love to Peter McKen and family and Mary and
Peter especially, let him know that he could well [sic]
in this Country dear Uncle I am sorry to let you know
that the Widow Hoskin died here a few days after she
landed, and as for Catharine and Biddy Hennigin I left
them at quarantine and I have not seen them since let
Pat O'Connor know that I have seen his daughter here,
she is not in a situation yet, but I expect to get her
one shortly, give my kind love to John Hart and Pat
Herrity, and tell them I hope to see them in this
country next Spring, Owen Lenihan and Pat Green I
left at quarantine for they were not well, I have
Charles Henry and Edward Johnston in the same
Establishment with me, and they are both as kind to
me as Brothers. Now dear Uncle answer this immediately,
for I feel anxious to hear how all are that I left
behind me. So hoping this will find you well I
Your affectionate Niece
When you write, to me, direct to Miss Catharine Bradley,
St.John, New Brunswick,
To the care of George Peters Esquire, M.D.