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Title: James Carson, Pennsylvania to Rev William McIlwrath, Newtownards.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarson, James/77
SenderCarson, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginRochester, Pennsylvania, USA
DestinationNewtownards, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientRev. William McIlwrath
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipold friends
SourceD 1195/3/28: Presented by J. W. Russell & Co., Solicitors, 4 High Street, Newtownards, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403054
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:03:1994.
Word Count339
TranscriptTo: Revd [Reverend?] Wm [William?] McIlwrath
Conway Square
Co. [County?] Down

From: James Carson
August 15 1892

Rochester PA [Pennysylvania?] U S [United States?]

August 15/92 [1892?]

My dear old Friend
Are you still alive it is so long since I had a letter or
paper from you that I think you must have forgotten me
entirely I hope not as I have not forgotten you by accident
some time since I saw in a Belfast paper an item in the
Assembly news relating to the death of Revd [Reverend?]
Hanna of St Enochs and I thought sure you would have sent me a
paper giving an acct [account?] of it perhaps you did and it
went astray will you be so kind as to send me one and also
write and let us know the particulars of his death as Mrs
Carson is most anxious to get it. I am sorry to say that Mrs
Carson has had very poor health for a long time she has been
suffering from a complication of diseases and has been
confined to bed for a long time but thank God she is a deal
better now only she is greatly annoyed with the Rheumatism
which I fear will never leave her till God takes her to her
eternal home well as for me I am much about the same only a
good deal older and frailer but my heart is just as big as
ever it was I had a severe attack of the Gri- [Gripe?] last winter
but got over it all right [alright?] Mrs C [Carson?] had it but it did not
get over it as easily as I did If you saw her now you would
not know her she weighs about 90 pounds and I only weigh 120
pounds light [----?] [it?]
I trust you Mrs McIlwrath Miss Rhoda J and Mr Thomas are in
good health I suppose Thorn is preaching now is Mrs McKissick
still living and John give our love to them all and with
Kindest Love to you Mrs McIlwrath Eliza the children and all
inquiring friends from Mrs Carson and myself I remain
Your true friend

James Carson