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Title: T. Kirkpatrick, Kingston, Ontario to G. Kirkpatrick, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filekirkpatrick, thomas/36
SenderKirkpatrick, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginKingston, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallymena, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev George Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1604/48: Presented by Rev. Robert Kirkpatrick, Breezemount, The Roddens, Larne,< County Antrim.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9012021
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by B.W. 20:12:1993
Word Count405
TranscriptTo: Revd G [Reverend George?] Kirkpatrick
Ahoghill Glebe
favd [favoured?] by
J.W. Armstrong Esq.

From: Thomas Kirkpatrick

Kingston [Ontario, Canada?]. 30 July 1834.

My Dear George
Mr Armstrong
a Merchant of this place, going to your
neighbourhood has kindly promised me to deliver
this to you, I therefore take the opportunity
of writing you a few lines, You have
of course heard from Coolmine of our safe
arrival at New York & this town, We had
thank God an excellent passage and
a pleasant journey home & found our
dear little one well as also our other
friends, but it has pleased God Since to afflict
us Mrs Fisher Helens Mother had been for
some labouring under a disease of the heart
together with the infirmities usual attendant on
an advanced stage of life. She was sometimes
better & sometimes worse on the night of the
28 inst she Retired to bed in the room adjoining
ours as usual & in the morning we found her cold
and stiff just in the attitude of sleep, having
most probably died soon after she fell asleep -
this was of course a great shock to poor Helen,
but we trust that she was removed to a better
world, she was a truly pious & good woman &
knew & felt for some time past that her
hour was at hand. I regret to say that
the Canadas are again visited by that
dreadfull [dreadful?] Scourge the Cholera had
several alarms from it early this Summer
but it did not break out with any
degree of virulence until last week. it is
supposed that it is brought on by the
great heat of the weather, such a
continuance of it has not been known for
many years, the thermometer has been
95 in the shade both here & at Quebec
& has generally been above 80 for this
month past - Report says that 50 deaths
a day have occured [occurred?] at Quebec, here about
20 have died in 3 days but I thank God
we have now a cool breeze
& the disease appears to be
moderating. Stafford is still
with us but intends setting off
for Peterborough soon, you will hear from
Coolmine news respecting him - the [---ts?]
dear Catherine gave us for her sister have
only just arrived by Quebec & have been
forwarded to [D---?]. [Ma--?] is quite well &
fat. Helen joins me in love to dear Kate &
kiss your boys faces.
Your affec [affectionate?] brother
Ths [Thomas?] Kirkpatrick