|Title:||McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1895|
|Collection||Patrick McMahon Glynn_Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]|
|Sender||McMahon Glynn, Patrick|
|Origin||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
|Destination||Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland|
|Transcript||Adelaide Parliament House|
July 16th 1895
My dear Mother
You will not be surprised to see me addressing as above, for you
must by this time have seen that I have been returned to Parliament.
Strange to say, I don't half like it, as it means too much on hand, and I prefer, what I never can get, a quieter life; but one must do what
people expect, sometimes at all events. Besides, having been opposed
by the Labor Party because I would not bolt their whole policy, I
stood to show that they mistook their man. I have just finished a
speech on the State Advances Bill.
We have had Davitt here, a straight and unselfish agitator,
though not an orator. He trusts too much to manuscript. He is now
lecturing for the benefit of the Election Funds in the other colonies.
The appeal here for the Fund will fall flat, as people are disheartened
by the unseemly squabbles at home, and financially too low to render
much assistance. Besides, the visits of agitators are getting rather
Lizzy's daughters are all at work, two on the stage and one in a
bar. They are bright, and like Lizzie herself take the world fairly.
Mrs. Schakell, (Fanny Glynn) after all sorts of tips and downs is
getting on her legs again in Sydney as a Boarding House Keeper. I
suppose Joseph is quiet settled down now. I wish I was, but coreligionists
here are not a very polished lot. I never — almost never —
meet a Catholic at a dance.
Eugene I have not seen for about two months. He is getting on
well. I suppose Robert is nearly full fledged now. Give my love to
all at home; and hoping you are all well, I am
Your affectionate Son
P. McM. Glynn