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Title: Miss Eliza McCracken, Belfast to Adam Duffin, Broughshane.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemccracken, eliza/149
SenderMcCracken, Eliza
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhouswife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBelfast, N.Ireland
DestinationBroughshane, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientDuffin, Adam
Recipient Gendermale
RelationshipMrs McCracken's brother is Mr Duffin's
SourceT 1252/10: Presented by Miss Duffin, Mount Pleasant, Stranmillis, Belfast. #TYPE LET Miss Eliza Mc Cracken, Belfast to Adam Duffin, Oaklands, Broughshane, 7 December 1827.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9001045
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log16:01:1990 LT created 31:05:1990 JF input 01:06:19
Word Count225
TranscriptThis letter refers to the death of her sister in-law Elizabeth, daughter of
Adam Duffin, & wife of her brother Henry Joy. Mary, the child referred to,
married Bishop Reichel. Elizabeth only married in 1826.

From Eliza McCracken

Adam Duffin Esq

Belfast 7th Decb [December?]

My dear Mr Duffin
I really cannot tell you how very much I feel gratified and affected
by your most kind and valuable present, and by the friendly letter which
accompanied it, such a mark of esteem, from the father of one whom I
considered not only as a beloved sister but as my dearest friend, as indeed
truly gratifying and the expression of your approbation of my conduct is
truly flattering coming as it does, from one whose good opinion I so highly
value. The remembrance of the happy intercourse which subsisted between our
dearest Elizabeth and any member of our family is now a source of happiness
to ourselves but her loss has left a blank which can never be supplied, and
of which we are becoming every day more and more sensible.

Poor Henry is, I am sorry to say in miserable spirits & his cough is
very troublesome I fear his constitution has recieved [received?] a shock,
which it will never recover.

Our little darling Mary, is doing extremely well she is I think the
finest and sweetest child I ever saw, and becomes more and more engaging
every day.

My father & all the family unite in kindest & most friendly regards,
to you & Mrs Duffin & believe me my dear sir

Yours most gratefully & affectionately

Eliza McCracken