|Title:||Brennan, Daniel to Mckee, Joseph, ca.1873|
|Collection||Oceans of Consolation [D. Fitzpatrick]|
|Origin||Co. Down, Northern Ireland|
|Relationship||father-in-law - son-in-law|
|Transcript||[circa September 1873: half sheet missing]|
. . . We have letters from John Graham frequently, they are doing well.
Johnny is an Alderman in the city of Champaign and is in great repute.
Willie Pat is on a Railway as Engineer and is making money. Isaac Herrons
eldest daugter Eliza Jane died last May morning, of decline, she was ill
about seven months. The rest of the family are all well. Thomas is weaving.
They had a letter from Alice Jane lately requesting them to write soon and
she would send them a letter that would be more use to them than the last
one. Rebecca says if you would send them a letter, cousin Thomas would
answer it. Sally Hen dry is doing well, and has made fine scholars of her
three children. William Kearney and family are getting on well. The last
account we had of your grandfather he was poorly in health. John and
Patrick Brennan are well and doing well at present, they are not married
yet. Mary Sally Brennan is married to a wealthy gentleman in the county
The last letter I sent to Tom I invited him to come home but to pay
you a visit before he would leave Australia.
At the opning of a new chapel in Armage three weeks ago the collection
amounted to above £8000. When you write let us know, if you can
about Jack [word lost]. There is a new Chapel in D[rom]ore to be opened
in three[?] weeks, it is a splendid building, it has a large spire and a Bell
few to equal it.
Your grandmother Catharine Eliza Jane and Sarah Ann join me in sending you our kind love and hoping to hear from you soon. I remain your loving and affectionate Grandfather
I send you a Newspaper. Let me know if...