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Title: O'Neile, William F to Pettit, John, 1864
CollectionArgentina - Pettit
SenderO'Neile, William F
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCarrig, Co. Wexford, Ireland
DestinationMelbourne, Australia
RecipientPettit, John
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count395
GenreNew Year greetings, acquaintances, politcs
TranscriptCarrig, Barrow, Newross, Jan 16 1864
My dear John,
I wish you and all friends with you a “Happy New Year etc”. I hope your father is getting good health lately and is no worse for the weakness of his eyes. I sent him a few lines in the December last mail. Hope he got them safely. I generally send some newspapers by each mail and I get very many papers from you indeed, for which I’m thankful. As I am separated from Kilrane and its good people I can have very little interesting news for you. I scarcely ever go down there now. The journey is so far, especially in bad weather such as we have at present.
You may tell your father that I hear some time ago that James Furlong is getting a scolding with Ballyconnor, he has made very little by it since he got it, no doubt J. Barry exhausted it before he gave it up. I have not heard anything about your Aunt Ellen or family for some time, but no doubt you correspond with them regularly. Matt Conors got married against his parents consent to one of the Howlins of Ballypillano and they are gone to take possession of the farm of Ballygery. Dicky Connors is still alive but very feeble I’m told. You may tell your father that the Railway I mentioned to him is likely to go on, it is said the Govt have to do with it if so no expense will stop it and there will be a Harbour of safety constructed somewhere about Ba
Some day it will be
Boyd’s house whe
Terminus will be
For some papers by
American War
There is no prospect [torn]
The northern appear
Advantage just
Southerns held it
There appears to be great blundering and useless expenditure of men and money and what I consider a great piece of folly the invariable cashiering of generals whenever they are not victorious this practice was confined until lately to the northerns, but now the southerns appears to have adopted the same system - I think we shall have war on the Continent of Europe before many months, I hope we may not have a dust here. With kind regards to your father the O’Neills etc. I remain my dear John yours most sincerely,
Wm. F. O’Neile
Mr. J.J. Pettit