|Reynolds, William to Reynolds, Laurence, 1881
|The Reynolds Letters. An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester [L.W. McBride]
|Chicago, Illinois, USA
|illness, politics, family
|281 Regent Rd
Dec 4th 81
Received your letter on the 15th and we ware very grieved to read
of the sad accident Mary Ann met with. I am sure it must have been a great trial for [illegible] for you both but I hope by the help of God by
the time you receive this Letter she will be quite recovered. The reason
I have not answered your Letter before this is I have had a very bad
thumb, my right thumb. I got a splinter in it about 4 week since and it
is very bad yet and I cannot use it [or] do any work. It is getting a little better and I have it wrapped up at the present time, and Dear Brother worse still we had Patrick bedfast for 5 weeks with rhumatic fever but he is just on the mendinghand now. It was a great loss to us to have
Patrick ill so long and having a doctor comming to see him every day.
My mothers health is very good considering her age and all her trouble.
Mary Ann and John and his wife are all in good health.
The state of the country is about the same as before. The big bugs
dont seem to know what to do. Thay are at a stand still at the present.
I suppose we will have a riot very shortley for thay put all the clever
men they could lay hands on in prison. That was thay last resort. We
will see what they will do next.
I hope Willey will be a good boy and able to assist you very shortley.
I know Mary Ann and you have had a very hard pull and a great deal
Inclosed is a post office order for the sum of £2.0. It will help to
meet some of your expends. I hope that you and Mary Ann and all the
children will have a very Merry Cristmes and a happy New Year.
We all goin in sending our Love to you Mary Ann and the children.
Your Afectionate Brother