|Alexander Wilson, New York, to Mrs.J.H. Denham, Ballymena,
|Irish Emigration Database
|Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
|D1921/3/14: Deposited by A.Fetridge Esq., Hardware Merchant, Church Street, Ballymena, County Antrim.
|The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
|Action By Date Document added by C.R., 15:10:1993.
|Letter from Alex.[Alexander?] Wilson,
1337, 55th Street, Brooklyn, New York,
to Mrs.J.H.Denham, 18 Church Street,
Ballymena, County Antrim.
1337, 55th Street
14th November 1899
My dear Sister,
I received your kind letter and intended writing before
but had nothing new, but the news about Jack and the state he
is in and the trouble and care that you are having is
something terrible, and besides the strain and care of the
business, must keep you in such a state of nervous suspense
that I don't see how you keep up at all, it is such a pity
that a young man like him with such good prospects should go
and throw himself away and ruin his life for nothing it makes
me sad just to think of this if I had only the prospects that
he had I think I would have done entirely different. I hope
and trust that if he gets well again that this will be a
lesson for all the rest of his life.
Lizzie and I have been talking and thinking of all the
trouble and care you have had for the last few years and none
of it yours, but through the fault of others, but we hope and
pray that the good Lord will bring you through all right and
that you may have many bright and happy days yet and that
Christ will raise you up good friends in your time of trial
I am sorry to say that I am still in the same place yet
and not much prospect of anything better yet, but we are
thankful for what we have, when we look around and see the
condition of thousands of others, and hope and pray that
things may soon improve.
People talk of the war making things better, but it only
puts the price of provisions and everything that the poor
people need away up and keeps the wages down.
Dear Sister I hope that you will get through with your
payments all right I only wish I could help you with them in
any way, but it seems that our family is fated to misfortune
and trouble, but the Lord knoweth what is best for us and
will bring us safely through at last to peace and [----?] and
who knows but that there are many bright and happy days in
store for us all yet and we may all meet together in this
world yet, if only we could how happy I would be to see you
once more this has been the dream of my life to take Lizzie
and the children over and surprise you some day, but I am
afraid from present circumstances the time is a long way off,
but we are all looking forward to it and hope it may come
perhaps unexpectedly, the Lord only knows what is in store
And now dear Sister I must bid you goodbye and hope and
pray that better news may be on both sides, with best love
from us all to you amd Jeannie and Jack
Your loving brother
Alex [Alexander?] Wilson