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Title: [Emma?], Oxley, Ontario, Canada to her Cousin.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOxley, Ontario, Canada
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2338/4: Copied by Permission of James Wilson Esq., Cougherty, Broughshane, Co. Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8901009
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 27:09:1993.
Word Count399
March 14th/70

Dear Cousin,

I have waited
a long time hoping to have
a letter from you, but all
in vain, now I hope our
correspondence is not going
to drop so soon, therefore I
would just remind you
that you have a cousin
in Oxley who would be
very much pleased to hear
from you.

I returned from my
visit in December & have
remained at home all
winter but I am going
back to Fergus & Walherton
in the spring. You know
I was taking music lessons
when I was away, so I must
tell you how I [succeeded?]
Well, I had a splendid
teacher and learned every
fact and I hope you will
not think I am boasting
too much when I tell you
that I am now quite
a "[?] performer".

How have you spent
this long dreary winter?
Although I dare say the
winters in Ireland are
not near as cold and
long as they are in America
But this has been a most
exceeding [exceedingly?] cold winter
here. I have attended
several very nice parties
this winter. I like dancing
very much. Do you ever
try it? Of course the parties
which I refer to are
[?] company. I do not
attend any others.

Now I cannot write a long
letter this time for you know
you did not answer my
last, at least if you did
I never received it.
I hope you will be kind
enough to answer this
and very soon too
for I do as much want
to hear from you.

I [understand?] cousin
Mary [?] has given
up this idea of writing
to me, for I never [heard?]
from her, individually.

[Mama remains?] pretty
well this winter, and
wishes to be kindly
remembered to all her
friends, also that you
will send her all the
news about her friends
and old aquaintances [acquaintances?].

How I would like to
take a trip to Ireland
to see the fine country,
- which I hear so many
good accounts of and
all my Aunts, Uncles,
Cousins and friends in general
but never mind it might
come to [pass?]

Now I [will?] close for
the present and will be
better able to write a longer letter the next
time when I received a letter from you.

Give my love to all my friends yours[elf?]
included, and do not fail to write
Goodbye from your loving cousin