|Title:||Anne Carman, Tipperary, to Mary FitzGerald, Quebec.|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Sender Occupation||prob. Houswife|
|Source||Emigrant Letters of the FitzGerald Family, Co. Tipperary, 1829-1907. Copyright Reserved by Edwina Goddard, 750 San Fernando St., San Diego, CA 92106, U.S.A.|
|Archive||The Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh.|
|Log||Document added by LT, 20:12:95.|
|Transcript||From: Anne F. [FitzGerald?] Carman, Burncourt, Co. Tipperary,|
Ireland, 24 September 1865.
To: her sister, Mary FitzGerald Cahill, Quebec, Canada.
Addressed: No envelope, but blank imprint of postal stamp
pressed through to paper. Cream paper, with embossed maker's mark
medallion in upper corner "London Superfine". Paper is in fair
condition, folded, creased, tears on creases, ink is badly
Burncourt Sept 24th '65
My Dear Sister
It is with the greatest
pleasure that I take up my pen to
acknowledge the receipt of your welcome
letter of 7th. I cannot half express the
happiness that I felt in hearing from
you that you are well and how happy
I was to get the Photograph of you and
your family. My Dear Sister my children
were so happy to Kiss and Hug the little
picture over and over ten times. They are
comparing them every day to each one
of themselves. They say that Mary is like me.
My Dear sister you could not send me
a greater treat than what you sent me.
I hope that we will not be the strangers
that we were while god spares us.
My Dear sister I cannot tell you
how happy I felt when Thomas
told me in his first Letter that he
met you. I felt happy. I felt so if
he was at home when he wrote to
me from Dublin to send him his Aunt's
address that I could not. I did not know
that you belonged to the living at the time.
I fretted so much at the time that it
took great effect on my health but thank
god I am better. I thought that going
like my sisters he would forget us all
together but Thomas was always an
obedient son and well liked by every
one that knew him where he spent his 9 years
and over it [they?] loved and respected him.
They would be glad to hear from him
and I hope that he will never do or say
anything but as you wish.
My Dear Sister I feel so thankfull
to you and your Husband and children
for your good character of my son. I hope
he will always hold himself in your
esteem which I hope he will with god's
help. My Dear sister I suppose you are
after seeing sister Judy by this. I daresay
you had plenty news to tell her after Thomas.
My Dear sister I am sending you a little
present for yourself. I would send one to
each of the girls but they would be too much
for one letter. I send a number of the
Irish man to Mr. Cahill every week.
I hope that he gets it. My sister Margaret
and family are well. She got a letter from
Mary Stuart last week. I have no more to say.
My Husband and children joins in sending
our best love to you and family and especially
Mr. Cahill while I remain your ever Dear
Sister Anne F Carman