|Title:||Letter from pupils to their teacher Miss Galligan, a future emigrant|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Sender||Pupils of Miss Galligan|
|Origin||Linaskea, Co. Fermanagh, N.Ireland|
|Source||T3521/2 Deposited by Mr. W. J. McCoy.|
|Archive||The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.|
|Log||Action By Date Document added by C McK.,19:10:1993|
|Transcript||20 December 1841|
Letter from school pupils, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh,
to their teacher Miss Galligan, a future emigrant,
who died in Evansville, Wisconsin, USA, December 2, 1897,
wife of James McCoy.
20 December 1841
Miss Galligan, who was born in Belturbet, County Cavan,
on June 1, 1823, was the school mistress in Lisnaskea,
age 18, at the time this letter and gift of a sewing box
were presented to her. She died in Evansville, Wisconsin,
USA, December 2, 1897 - wife of James McCoy.
To Miss Galligan
We are met here today for the purpose of presenting a work
box as a token of regard to you our beloved and affectionate
school mistress. In doing so we wish to show our gratitude
for your attention to us and the indefatigable pains you have
taken to forward our interest.
You have in many instances borne with our distress and
stupidity. You have been both attentive and affectionate and
willing to do all in your power to assist in our improvement.
We therefore beg that you consider this Christmas box as a
token of esteem and friendship from your affectionate pupils
and that it will long remind you of our sincere wishes for
your temporal and eternal welfare.