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Title: Eleanor Wallace, Newtownards to Adeline Clarke, Augusta.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWallace, Eleanor/51
SenderWallace, Eleanor
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNewtownards, Co. Down, N.Ireland
DestinationAugusta, Georgia, USA
RecipientClarke, Adeline
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1195/3/8a: Presented by J. W. Russell & Co., Solicitors, 4 High Street, Newtownards, Co. Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9112092
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by JM 29:11:1993
Word Count593
TranscriptTo: Mrs [Adeline E?] Clarke

From: [Eleanor Wallace?]
[County Down?]
circa 1853

My dear Mrs Clarke
You will by this time think I have forgotten you but I
assure you that [though occ---?] may [will?] between my
friends are still remembered by me I recd [received?] your
kind letter of [May 53?] by Mr & Mrs Bones it was posted in
[Liverpool?] I would like much they had favoured us with a
visit I [----sly ----?] Miss Longstreet and [-------?] was
so [young?] during her [first?] visit to Ireland remember me
affectionately to Miss Longstreet and tell her I [wish?]
[--------?] is never been in our power to [renew?]
[our acquaintance?] I Hope your health is better than when
you last wrote I feel interested to here [hear?] all
about our American friends
I hope cousin [Fannies?] health is stronger she must have felt
greatly the death of her Baby but it is a better [power?] had
where the [treasure?] is there will the heart be also
I suppose your two eldest sons are at business Robert your
youngest son I suppose is by this time returned from Princeton
College you will I am sure be glad to see him after such a
long absence Mary and Eleanor will be quite companions for you
not the others [----- -----?] It is pleasant for Aunt
Moore all her family are all doing so well and so happy we
never hear from any of them give my kindest regards to Mrs
Walton and John [in?] which Mamma joins I spent a few weeks
with our Dublin friends last summer during the exhibition I
stopped with Mrs [--w?] our youngest cousin she has a fine
little daughter Eliza lives with her the others are all
married Mr & Mrs Bolton and their family consisting of two
girls and a boy called James for Uncle have gone to America
this is the third they have gone they are just lately arrived
at Milwaukie [Milwaukee?] after a [pr-----?] journey they
went by the steamer City of Philadelphia and were [wrecked?]
on the banks of Newfoundland you have likely seen an account
of it in the papers there was a young [minister the?]
[Rev J. W.?] Hanson from near Colrane [Coleraine?]
[Ireland?] to the charge of the [congregation?] of only a
[----?] about two miles from [---- ----- ------?]
connection yours Mamma says your mother had some brothers but

from all we [can hear?] from our friends the [Torbitts?] we
think he must be a son of theirs who used to [join?]
I was at the ordination but have not met him yet he has a
brother and a cousin in the Ministry of the general Assembly
I forwarded an Illustrated London News to you a few weeks ago
I then thought why should I not write I hear from cousin
[Lily Eliza?] every week but hear how all our Dublin
friends are getting on you will see from the papers the
[--------?] was with Russia which is going on at present many
of our soldiers are meeting with a sad death and many many
famely's [families?] [----- -----?] in Britain are called
upon to mourn the loss of sons large subscriptions are making
for the widows and orphins [orphans?] and [--?] but what can
recompence the loss how melancholy the thought that so many on
both sides are so suddenly cut off war is a dreadful calamity
and we must all wish that the time will soon come when the
Nations will not [unleash?] war any more