|Title:||Dunne, Michael Jr to Dunne, Christopher, 1872|
|Collection||Oceans of Consolation [D. Fitzpatrick]|
|Sender||Dunne, Michael Jr|
|Origin||Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland|
|Destination||Brisbane, Queensland, Ireland|
Aug 14th [?1872]
I hope you will excuse me for not writing to you before now as I
promised in my last note but I had expected to get my live[?] likeness taken
and also the Mcdonnells children Kiernans to send to you but we were
delayed by Mr Mcdonnells illniss. But he is much improve now thank God
he is able to go out now. His family are all will also Thos Kiernan and
family C Farrell and Sister Margret and Children also my Mother Brothers
and Sister Julia are quite well. Bryan got a severe bruise on one of his
fingers. He went to Dublin to get it Curred. It is getting on well now.
My Dear Cristy I am glad that you returned home safe to your Children
and that you are recovered of your illness that the children are well.
We are all happy to congratulate you on the occasion of your marriage
and that the young lady is from Ireland and that the children and her are
so much united. She appears to be a beautiful woman. I am sorry that I
cannot send her, her request this time but I will surly send it in my next
letter. Give my Kindest love to her and the children. I was also glad to hear
that you were raised in your wages.
We had a very severe winter here there were continual rain. Several
persons had to leave their houses with the floods. The spring and summer
was verry dry.
I forgot to mention in my last note the death of my uncle Michl.
Farrelly. He died last April 12 months of inflamation of the lungs. Also
Thomas Farrell of Carlanstown and his son Bryan from Palubber[?] also
Mrs Graham. I was speaking to Mr Graham on the 12 of this month. He
looks old. He told me his son Robert went to America Some time in winter.
With kind regard I now conclude wishing you Mrs Children every blessing
and happines. I remain your fond brother