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Title: Reynolds, William to Reynolds, James William, 1895
CollectionThe Reynolds Letters. An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester [L.W. McBride]
SenderReynolds, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginManchester, England
DestinationChicago, Illinois, USA
RecipientReynolds, James William
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count228
Genrefamily, Xmas greetings
TranscriptDec 31, 95

Dear James,
I received your letter and I was glad to hear that your Father &
mother and all the family ware ingoying good health. We are well at
present, Your aunt and myself. And the old year finished up well. We
have not been so busy but Still we have nothing to complain of.
Hughie & Sister Alice spent the Chrismass with us. We had a great
meney Crissass greetings aspecialy from our friends in Ireland. John
Reynolds the carrage builder of Mohill sent me a Box containing some
bottles of JJ&S best wiskey. All the works are well. I expect[ed] another
letter from you befor xmas but I suppose you had no time as the
wheather has been very cold.
Were you nearly Scared about the War Cry. Thare is great talk
here and according to the English papers the Americans are allfully
frightened to tackle John Bull. We dont belive all we read in the papers
here as thay say thay Can Blow the Americans to Smithereens as thay
have no navy or army. Send us Some papers with your Side of the question
as we would like to understand Both Sides.
I will conclude this letter. Your aunt joins me in wishing your Father
& mother and all the family a happy and prosperous New [Year] from

your effectionate uncle