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Title: Jane White, Goderich to Eleanor Wallace, Newtownards.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWhite, Jane/44
SenderWhite, Jane
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian?)
OriginGoderich, Ontario, Canada
DestinationNewtownards, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientWallace, Eleanor
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1195/3/25: Presented by J. W. Russell & Co., Solicitors, 4 High Street, Newtownards, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403057
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:03:1994.
Word Count458
TranscriptTo: [Eleanor Wallace?]
[County Down?]

From: [Jane White?]
[circa 1860?]

[first part of letter is missing]

to the conclusion of being cautious,
he is certainly a very clever man
he has an income of over three
hundred [per annum?], there seems
to be great many Unitarians in
our congregation, the Episcopal
church in the States seems tinged with
this doctrine, they omit the
creed of Athanasias [Athanasius?] in their
prayer books, I admire the service of the
church more than anything of
the kind next to the Scriptures
and do not put so much dependence
in preaching on that account, I
do not think religion confined to
any [sort?] of Christians but that
whoever believes truly in Christ will
be saved. The Methodists are making
great progress here, I rather like
their doctrine, but I think they are
a troublesome people to belong to
a great deal of hypocrisy among
them, the Miss Del--rs [Dellors?] I am
acquainted with belong to them,
their father is as pleased as a [dog?]
with two pockets that he has
been made a member of the
town council this time, by the
time he puts in a year and
knows the trouble and difficulties
of it, he will not be so anxious
another year, the Mayor for the
this (sic) year will likely be Dr [Doctor?] McDougale
the last one, the one of last year
I mean, it seems queer he is a
Papist and a Jesuit, but being a
steady, quiet and rather clever
person, he is liked by the council, Mr James Watson
is in a tremendous flurry to be made Mayor, but being
of a haughty, overbearing turn of mind he never gets a
sufficient number of votes, he is a laughing stock about
once every year, he is so anxious to be highly honoured
My father could be Mayor any or every year if he chose
easily, but he never accepts it, the Doctor seems tired of it
already, it is troublesome, one Member of the council
last year wanted to get a sewer made to drain his own
private property [that?] would have cost £1000 and
the town of course would have been taxed to by for this, I
hope the majority of the Councillors will be wiser this
year again than to vote with him, it would cause
a scarcity of water and all the wells would about
town would (sic) be nearly dry. The English Company
who purchased the Railway concern are said to have
bought the harbour area here for 17 thousand pounds are
going to expend 70 thousand more on repairing it.
I suppose it is time. You asked me about my
acquaintances, I have not many intimate ones, there
is Miss Parke and her three cousins the Misses
Williams, one of them is married up at [Pennetangor?]

[remainder of letter is missing]