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Title: Ellen Breze, Belfast to her sister, Martha.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBreeze, Ellen/33
SenderBreeze, Ellen
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationseamstress
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBelfast, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1381/2: Copied by Permission of Mr McGiffert, Killinchy, Co. Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8906019
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by JM 09:11:1993.
Word Count357
Feb 22nd 78 [1878?]

My dear Martha
I thought it
strange you did not
answer my last letter,
only out of sight out of
mind. Aunt asked me
to write you this note
mary is going away on
Friday or Saturday, she
wants you in for three or
weeks, she would get we [wee?]
Mary by [?] that is what
she would like you in
for, the reason she let
Mary go she was not able
to keep her. How is Anne
getting along at school
tell her to mind her
lessons & there is no fear. Is
there no word of Bessie
or Mary doing something
tell them to hury [hurry?] to make
room for the rest. Tell
Mary I have her maca[?]
nearly finished something
else you might tell Mary to send me in
a piece of yellow & red lining for to make
something I have not been [along?] from
business only that day Mary was here
she made me stay, I [win?] at the mantle
I like them so much I am sorry [?]
it is [?]ght. I saw James Rob on
Wednesday night. How is my father
getting along I suppose you had no letters
from Uncle what is ma--a [mamma?] about
I suppose she is like the
rest she never maines [remembers?] me
Do not forget to bring me what
I asked you for the last time
Miss Mc--- [McVea?] was here about
the pattern of the [quilt?] [?]ll
Mary. -ear [Dear?] Martha I have
been thinking of home a
great deal of people could live
there as no place like it Have
you got an answer from N[?]F

yet, when you come in ask
Miss [Downey?] for a we [wee?] bunch
of flowers for me I enclose you a
stamp write to me tomorrow
and tell when you will be
in I suppose Mary got [aunts?]
I think it strange of
mary not doing
something before this
how can she -ate [Bate?]
[Letter?] [With?] kind Love to you all
Your Attet [Affectionate?] sister
[Aunt?] sends her love to you all Ellen
Write tomorrow surely
and come in [soon?] if my
[father?] lets you.