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Title: Martha J. Wilson, Ontario to Margaret Anne [Kilpatrick?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWilson, Martha J/2
SenderWilson, Martha Jane
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarming household
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHope Township, Canada West (present-day Ontario)
DestinationCo. Armagh, N.Ireland
RecipientMargaret Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
SourcePerry Town, Hope Township, Co Durham, Canada West, (Now Ontario, Canada)
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102022
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 09:02:1994
Word Count1181
TranscriptPerry Town, Hope C. [Canada?] West
Patrick's Day 1862

Dear Sister
I sit down to write to you all again,
although it is on in the second year since I have seen an Irish
letter, one, and another round here can hear from home but
poor me am always doomed to the small word, No
when I ask you for a letter, Once have I received a line
from Joseph, once from R. [Robert?] John, George used to be good
to write, at present he seems to be like Dodson, (his thoughts
on other matters go) and poor M. J [Martha Jane?] is forgotten in the
affair, I dont forget him. Thomas should be ashamed of
himself, he seems to have forgotten that he has a lonely
sister 3000 miles away I cannot tell when I seen a line
from him, I can hardly feel that he is doing his duty
to his master, and himself, or he never could employ his
time writing day in and day out, and not think that an hour
could be pleasantly employed in writing a letter to me, not
to speak of the many papers I should have from him were I
to have my due, I wrote to Ballynick a long time ago but
you are all tarred with the same stick, I begin to think
that it must be I am not worth writing to, If that is the case
I had better spunk up and try to forget you all, as you do me.
Yet I think that even for no more than mere decency,
you woud [would?] be ashamed, to let a strange man see you
would be so real careless, I was sick from July last 'till [until?]
the Fall but am pretty well now. I wish you would use
some means to let Ballynick friends know the contents
of this truly interesting page of heartfelt wrongs. M. J. W
[Martha Jane Wilson?]