|Title:||Fife, William to Fife, Fathy, 1874|
|Collection||Oceans of Consolation [D. Fitzpatrick]|
|Sender Occupation||small farmer|
|Origin||Drumcullion, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland|
Drumcullion May 22nd
My Dear Fathy
I received your Letter and the Advocate and a few Days after the
Sorrowful News of Johns Death. He was a Few miles from Samuel Bleakley
working in a Mill and when he Got ill he came to Sam and Annie Bleakley.
It was Annie Bleakley that wrote to me. It was his leg that Broke out a
little above where it was bad before. Annie Said there every thing was Done
for him that Could be done. He had two Doctors and the Bishop of the
Episcopal Church and plenty of Friends, the Creitons and Sam Bleakeley
attended to him like Brothers. Anne Said he had a respectable Funeral and
lamented By all that New him. I am Gratefull that he had any Friend or
Neighbour to look to him in his last moments. Annie requested me to write
to her and she would Send me all the particulars, she requested me not to
grieve that John was Better off. That is all the account I have of how he
was prepared to meet Death. My Dear Fathy you will write to ether Georg
or Nixon as soon as this Goes to you.
I have not much to say at present with regard to myself. I am in
Good health thank God as I was Forty years ago But I am Becomeing Weak
and Feeble. I have Cut the turf as usul this year and that the most of the
time Barefooted on account of the Corns on my Feet. Your Mother and
the Children are takeing the Best care the can of me. My life is usefull to
them yet as it will make a great change with them when I am Gone. I am
/ am Grateful to God that I have been Kept to the present while so many
has Been Called.
Susan Keenan is much as usull but wearing Down. I have little more
to Say to you my Dear Child. Prepare to meet at the right hand of God.
You have my Prayers Day and Night. The Lord Be with you and with you
all. I remain your affectionate Father to Death
P.S. Virginia City Story County Neveda 8th Aprill John Died.