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Title: Greeves, Susanna to O'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne, 1819
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderGreeves, Susanna
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationshop keeper
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientO'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count631
TranscriptMy dear Sister

As Brother Thomas has left a vacant Place, I thought a pitty not to write to thee - not that I have much to
communicate but as I know it will be acceptable. I hope before this reaches thee, thee will have got sister Janes letter which contains a good deal of news. As Thomas & my father has picked up all the news I am at a loss what to
to write. In the first place I may tell thee that we are all well and is glad to hear thee is so content. I hope Maria
is thriving well. I often, verry often, think of you. I wish thee would write to Jane & I soon, & if thee could send
us a few heads of Indian corn it would be verry acceptable. Mary Nicholson sent over some & a few shells to her
sister Ruth & her cousins. I did not drink tea at James Nicholson since the night Wm & thee & us all were there
untill lately; nor at Jonathon Hoggs, only on first day evening last. There was not any company there so of course
Ehza was very free & Agreeable, much more so than the evening she left me at the kitchen fire to warm myself.
I had a letter from sister Mary last week: she expects to be confined about seventh month. She wants my Mother
to go up but I do not know whether she will go or not as Jane is constantly in town; for since John got seeds to
sell, it takes two to mind the shop. Mary will be very much disappointed if she does not go. Little Anna has been
very ill with sore eyes: she was blistered behind the ear and when Mary wrote she had taken of[f] the blister & she thought she seemed better. I suppose Thos wrote about John Waring & S Haughmn, so thee sees I have not
any chance for John, as you used to be laying him out for me. I think Mathew Jinkeson has a mind to live an old
bachelor if he lives on, as he is likely.
Brother Dan talks of coming down to see us soon: but on account of Mary being poorly he could not get so
soon as he expected; but as she is finely again I hope he will soon come. I do not know whether he will bring any
of the children with him or not. I wish very much to see Anna. I hear she is so fine a child: if my Mother had her
she would not feel so lonely. She comes in as usual every market day: she can do a great deal better than she did
at first, but now since the hurry of Easter is over she will not be in so often.
I wish we could get a peep at thee & thy little daughter: when thee writes, let us know if she is quiet & how
thee rests at night. I hope thee did not learn her as bad fashion as John O'Brien had. I think Wm is a second Dan
O'Brien about his child. I think I never seen such men, they are so indulgent. Indeed I think it is happy for Mary
& Thee that met with such husbands. My Aunt Molly desires her dear love to thee & William & also sister Jane,
& believe me as ever, dear Anne,

thy ever loving and affectionate sister

PS Jinny still lives with us & she desires to be remembered to thee. Give my dear love to my dear Brother William:
I hear he is getting fat since he went over.

Thomas Greeves
54 Chestnut Street
(For Willm O'Brien)