|Title:||Eliza Murphy to Martin Murphy, 1 December 1877|
|Collection||Argentina - Murphy|
|Destination||Haysland, Co. Wexford, Ireland|
|Genre||account of passage, gratitude, passage tickets|
We left Dublin last night Friday, had a nice passage across. We old sailors were not sick, but all the young sailors were sick. LA Lemonide is pretty lively today. I was very sorry that Margaret did not come back from the Station and stop the night and see Nick. She must have been very much troubled at not seeing him. They should have stopped at the railway station as William told them. He would have gone or sent W. Breen to meet them then. When they went to the boat there was no one to meet them either, and they were standing about in the cold until W. Breen went to them. William had to go to the two schools with the children so he sent W. Breen to meet them. However we are all right now although W. Breen ran away with the other passengers this morning without saying a word to William and leaving their luggage behind them. I hope Margaret got safe home and many thanks for your good wishes. I am sure we cannot forget your kindness to us. No brother or sister could have been kinder than you have been or endured more annoyance than we gave you, and I think if it is ever my lot to come to Ireland again I will never leave it for I would not wish to go through as much leave taking again. I had a splitting headache last night after fretting so much all day. The poor children must feel our leaving them very much, but please God we will all meet again. With fond love to Margaret, to Jeremy, and all the children and accept a double portion yourself from your loving sister,
Dear Brother Martin,
I have just been to Lamport & Holt, and I have paid for 5 (five) 3rd class passengers, but I could get no allowance out of them. They saw I was hurried so I had to pay at the rate of £12 each, that is for the five, £60. It would be an injustice you sending your nearest friends should they not allow you. I told them they should make it good to you, which they will allow but you must apply for it. Yours,
Write at once for the companion.
Clemmie's boat [child's drawing in pencil]
Poor Anne is fretting away.