|Title:||Dunne, Christopher to Dunne, Michael Jr, 1877|
|Collection||Oceans of Consolation [D. Fitzpatrick]|
|Sender Occupation||prison warder|
|Origin||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Destination||Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland|
|Recipient||Dunne, Michael Jr|
|Transcript||[postmarked Toowoomba, MY 19 1877; Kells, JY 25 77; 6d stamp]|
May 19th. 1877
My dear Michael
I received your letter in November last and would have answered it
before this only that I have been greatly put about threw Sickness both
myself and family. I dare Say you will be Surprised to think I am Still living
when I tell you my Complaint was Cholera and in a Short time after
they Children had Scarlet feavor. I am happy to Say that we are all quite
recovered and gives thanks to God for his Kind mercy to us.
I am glad to find My Mother enjoyed good health and Still hope that
She Continues to enjoy that blessing. I was verry Sorry to hear of Sisters
Julia's death May the Lord have mercy on her Soul. I onley hope we may
be as happy as She is.
I have written to you Some time past but I Can See by your letter
that you did not get it. I have to tell you now that we have an increace in
the family and has Called him after my Brother John and must tell you
that you are his Godfather. He is now two years. I am Send one of his
portraits which was taken when he was five months old.
Now I must enquire how my Brothers and Sisters are and all frends
and wishes to be Kindly remembered to them. I hope Bridget McDonnell
is proffessed before this time. May the Great God Strenthen her in the
duties toards him. I wish to be Kindly remembered to her and hopes that
She will think of me in her prayers. I am Still in the Same possition. I have
nothing to mention that would be in anyway interesting to[?] you. Be Sure
and write Soon and let me Know how are all frends. Mrs. Dunne and
Children joins me in Kind love to Mother Brothers and Sisters and not
I remain Your Affectionate Brother
Dear Michael you would do me a great favor if you would let me
Know my age next time you write.
I remain yours &
I wish I Could get Some Home frise [frieze]. It is very much thought
of here and very hard to be got.
Mr. Michael Dunne