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Title: W.G. Weir, New York, to His Mother, J. Weir, Co Down
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William George/23
SenderWeir, William George
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD1948/3/10: Presented by P.J.V. Doake Esq., Kinallen, Dromara, Co Down
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501044
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 05:01:1995.
Word Count586
TranscriptNew York.
Saturday Sept 10th 1859

My dearest Mother
I have just got your long and very interesting
letter of 23rd in which you give one an account of the
wedding. I think it went off well and I am sure it will
do you all good by breaking in somewhat upon the
monotony of Lisnabreeny Life. I am glad to hear that
Aunt Mary looked so well and happy and I do trust
that it will be for her real good. Where do they
intend to settle? I hope you will avail yourself of
Mr Stuarts invitation and visit the firs [Firs?] it
would be very good for you. I have not heard anything
more about James Smyths match since I only saw him
once since I left Philadelphia. Mr George Stuart was
over here yesterday he was not very well he is greatly
troubled with Asthma, I see you still think it was a
great pity that I left Mr Smalls boarding house but I
must tell you that I saw very little of him whilst I was
there as he spent nearly all his time in the office
besides you know a man of his age is not a congenial
companion for me.I see very nearly as much of him now
as I did before. On the whole the young men at the
boarding house are as steady and quiet as any other
30 of their class you would meet and there are a
few very nice fellows among them, particularly a
Mr Philips and his brother from Swansea their
father is a retired Captain of the Navy and they
are very quiet [quite?] well disposed and
gentlemanly young fellows The youngest with whom
I am best acquainted is some years older than I am.
He has promised to introduce one to some nice
English Families here I have been several times to
Dr Thompsons Church here (the one which James and
Joseph Stuart attend) and I like both the preacher
and the sermons. I in tend [intend?] to join that
congregation I met Dr Thompson at Mr James Stuarts
and like him personally I hear that Dr Edgar and some
others are to arrive here this month. I presume
Uncle John came over to witness the revivals I hope
they will not be confined to the north of Ireland
nor to Ireland alone. Mr Stuart is very much
interested in them and every time he sees me he asks
me. "hear anything about the revivals" the last
hurried note I had from Papa he was here and he
waited untill [until?] I read it all to see if there
was anything on that subject, and as there was
not I had to give him the letter itself as
a kind of apology. I have been in pretty good
health lately. with the exception of the last week
when I had diarrhoea which weakened me very much,
however I am now quite better and more acclimatized.
The weather is very pleasant now neither hot nor
cold; when the hot weather lasted I could bear it
very well better than almost any others I met. I will
be very glad to get your Photographs I am much obliged
to you for gettung them done so promptly. I am
glad to hear that Grandmamma is better. Remember
me kindly to all friends Mr & Mrs Boyd. Aunt Eliza
Uncle Hugh & wife. Mr & Mrs Colville &c &c
and with love to all the family
I remain your Affect [Affectionate?] Son
Wm [William?] Geo [George?] Weir