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Title: Martha J. Wilson, Perry Town to Thomas Reid, [Co. Armagh?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWilson, Martha J/17
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
SourcePerry Town, Hope Township, Co Durham, Canada West, (Now Ontario, Canada)
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102024
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 16:11:1993.
Word Count431
TranscriptPerry Town May 19 / 1866

My Dear Brother,
You will be surprised at the date of my letter
I did not get it finished then, so I commenced another since then but
it did not suit me, so I drew to the old one, and will try finish it, you
have no idea how much I have to do. Our baby was christened on
Christmass [Christmas?] day in Perry town church, he is called Robert Reid and I wish you could see him, let George know and [stained] him and [?]
and [?] my kind love and thanks for his newspapers.
As pine, for lumber is altogether done in this section
Joseph has got a chance of buying a lot of 100 acres of
bush land about 5 miles from here it is the only piece within
that distance that has any quantity of pine on it, he hopes
to clear the price of it off a small part of it, and I want to know
if you, or amongst you can lend him £50 for a few years, I
hope there will be no doubt of your getting it all safe again.
I assure you we live very prudent
interest is so out of all bounds here, that it is frightsome
to think of borrowing, now Thomas let nothing delay
you from writing to us by return of mail if possible, and
let us know, if you can, and on what terms, and if you
cannot, write and let us know, if you could not comman- [command?]
it for a few weeks he could wait, only let him know so
that he could act in prospect.
Should you send it try and let it come by the
Bank of Upper Canada Joseph says it is safest.
I presume by this James Wilson is amongst you, if not
he will soon be. I asked the children what they wanted Uncle
Thomas to send them, John said a knife, Sarah & Ellen both
said a necklace, and Anna Maria's ambitions are to candy
send her some Ladies' fancies, I have been telling them of [off?]. them
and their Mother is childish enough to expect, something be it ever so
trifling. kind love and regard to you one all James Boland's family
were all well last acct [account?]. Margaret & Elizabeth,
Ellen are very pretty girls, now dear T. [Thomas?] write immediately
M. J. Wilson

We are all well now, 3 of the children are going to school and learning nicely.

I had a letter from Uncle Carroll in the winter give him my love and [Js?]