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Title: Extract From an "American Letter."
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderunknown
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientThe Belfast Newsletter
Recipient Genderunknown
Relationshipletter to newspaper re Queen Victoria
SourceThe Belfast Newsletter, Saturday, 25 March 1882.
ArchiveThe Central Library, Belfast.
Doc. No.9705303
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:05:97.
Word Count196
TranscriptA M E R I C A N L E T T E R.

(From a Correspondent.)

New York, 10th March, 1892.

...The telegraphic news here of the wretched and dastardly
attempt on her Majesty's life at Windsor did not create
much excitement, because along with the particulars of the
attempt came the intelligence that at no moment was her
Majesty's life in close peril, and that the reprobate who
fired the shot was an undoubted lunatic. No political
significance, therefore, attached to the act; but there
was a widespread and hearty feeling of detestation
expressed throughout America at even a madman harbouring
such an evil thought against the Queen, who, personally,
is greatly beloved and admired in the United States. In
every circle and grade of society, one constantly hears
the warmest expressions of love and respect for her
Majesty as a noble woman, wife, and mother. The only
exception is to be found amongst the Irish-Americans of
the Fenian brotherhood and sisterhood. Amongst this
section of the community, an unreasoning and passionate
dislike against everything pertaining to the English
Government exists, and the head of that Government is
not exempted. This feeling is simply that of the
disaffected and badly informed Irish-Americans, and
stands out in marked contrast to the prevailing
sentiment of the American nation.