|Title:||Reynolds, Mary to Reynolds, Laurence and Mary Ann, 1882|
|Collection||The Reynolds Letters. An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester [L.W. McBride]|
|Sender Occupation||head of household|
|Destination||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Recipient||Reynolds, Laurence and Mary Ann|
|Genre||family, trade, politics|
|Transcript||281 Regent Rd|
March 29th - 82
Dear Laurence & Mary Ann,
We take the opportunity of writing to you Hoping to find you and
the family in good Health as the Departure of this Leaves us all in good
Health, thank god for all his Blessings to us. I cannot complane of My
health. It is prety good considering My age. The winter was very Mild
until a week agoe and it got very cold and Stormie and wet.
William is going on very well in his Buisness. He got more new
mashinary He got a new Engine. He will Be able to Do More wourke
with Less Laber. It was very hard on Patrick to Do Some of the worke.
It will be Much Easier now.
The trade in England is on the whole very Slack. Things arc going
on the Same in Ireland. Old Buck shot is putting them in as fast as
Ever. It all Depends on the people to keep to the no Rent Manifesto
until the[y] Let all the Suspects out of prisen. We would Send you Som
of the Manchester papers but the[y] are all Lies. You would be Disgusted
with them running Ireland down.
William Said he was glad to See that you had Such a good paper as
the Citizen in chicagoe. It is a fine paper and has all the Irish newse in
it. We get the Irish papers Every week and we Know how things are
going on there. The Irish people heare that dose not get the papers from
home, the[y] know nothing about Irelan[d] as neare as it is to England
because the English papers canot be trusted.
Mary Ann Send Many thanks to Willie for his nice card and She Said
that he is getting on well with his writing.
John and his wife is very well and Doing Well.
When you write Let us Know when you heard from unkle John or
his family or if you got a box of things at cristmas. We would Like to
Know how the[y] are going on supposin we do not write to them. Still
we would Like to Know how they are going on. Let me know how Little Mary is going on and all the Children.
Write Soone and Send us all particulars.
We all joyne in Sending our Love to you all.
Youre Afectionate Mother Sister and Brothers