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Title: Martha J. Wilson, Ontario to Thomas Reid, Co. Armagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWilson, Martha J/9
SenderWilson, Martha Jane
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarming household
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHope Township, Canada West (present-day Ontario)
DestinationCo. Armagh, N.Ireland
RecipientReid, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 3014/3/2/1: Deposited by H. F. W. Reid.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102016
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 09:02:1994
Word Count469
TranscriptPerry Town near Port Hope April 10/56 [10 1856?]

Dear Thomas
I sit down to write you again
without having received an answer to my last
although you promised faithfully that I should
not have the same cause of complaint again
really I am so ashamed of your carelessness
that I shrink from naming you in the house
many a time when I want to speak of you.
but my business with you now, is not scolding, as I have
not room, here nor time, to spend on you; at this time
I hear through Aunt Johnston that you wrote to
Sam Johnston that you were coming out here, and
if you do I wish you to try and bring me that feather
bed that Grandfather Reid left me & ask Mama to send
me one of them spinning wheels or else, you bring me
one & I think if you are thinking of leaving the country
mamma ought to let you have Dada's medal
it is of no use there, & it might serve you here I do not
wish you to be greedy but I do wish that you
should have a little share of what is there, with
my name in it I want no money, but I want you
at least to have a share of the books I would not
ask them but they will be none the poorer if so
I would say leave all but the [they?] will only get scattered
and I care not who knows it but I got
just 4 or 5 of the most useless in the bookcase
poor Ellen got none nor anything else from there and it is only
fair we should have a share 'tis all I ask you to
have but I insist on your having it, so now I
must stop If you are not coming write immediately
if you are write the day you start but do not
come by New York should this reach you in time
if you are coming & should come by Liverpool
just seek out No 32 Elliott St. you will find a
Mr Eli Spencer who keeps a restaurant & Coffee house
he is Uncle to Joseph, we had a letter & a bundle of
papers from him lately tell him you are coming
to us give my sincere affectionate regards to Ballynick
friends I think Uncle John must be busy since he
no time to answer my last letter tell him so and
Henry might have written long since believe me
as ever your affectionate but distant sister
M. J. [Martha Jane?] Wilson

Since writing the above we
have received a letter from J S
Boland they are all well
when he wrote and he says he

would be glad to see you.
it is about 150 miles from this
to where they live

[addressed to:] Mr Thomas C. Reid
Dont know where
Country Such a place