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Title: Reynolds, Mary to Reynolds, Laurence and Mary Ann, 1879
CollectionThe Reynolds Letters. An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester [L.W. McBride]
SenderReynolds, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhead of household
Sender Religionunknown
OriginManchester, England
DestinationChicago, Illinois, USA
RecipientReynolds, Laurence and Mary Ann
Recipient Gendermale-female
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count278
Genretrade, weather, family, correspondence
Transcript281 Regent Ro
Feb 3/79

Dear Laurence and Mary Ann,
I recived your Letter and gave me and the family great Plashure to
heare you ware all well and how Willy injoyed his Little Presant from
his unkle and I was very glad to heare that Pre vi son was so chape in
Chicago and work getting Better.
Dear Laurence, I got a letter from your unkle John the Day I got
yours and he is not so well Pleased at previson Beine so chape. He is
geting a Bad Price for his hoges and cattle.
I was very glad to heare it and I hope it will continue So.
Dear Laurence, We had a very hard winter heare. Since Last november
we had a hard frost and Snow and out doer woork was all Sloped
and times was very Bad. Onley for the money that was Subscribed the
Poore wood Be starved. Their was a lot of Soop chitchins in Manchester
and Salfor[d]. In fact all England felt it.
And a great deale of the Poverty was their own fault when the[y] Earned good waidges the Spent it in the Publick houses.
Our busness is a Bit Slack at presant on acont of the woork been slack.
Dear Laurence, We got 2 picturs from Brother John his Sons and his
Doughter. He said he Did not heare from you Sence he wrote Last. He
said he wood goe Down to See you.
John and his wife is well.
No more at Presant

But Remans your
Afectionate Mother
Sister and Brother
until Death

PS I hope Jonney will not forget his granmother that and pray for her.