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Title: Sinton, Joseph to O'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne, 1819
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderSinton, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginWilkesbarre, near Philadelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientO'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count318
TranscriptWilksbarre July 8, 1819

My dear Niece
I dont feel easy to let the bearer depart without writing a few lines to thee, if only to show that I dont indend to be a cerimonious correspondent.
S. Cist, I understand, writes by same conveyance and will no doubt
inform thee of many things in a more agreeable manner than I could.
I have not kept my resolution of retiring entirely from society. The
other inst I took in the light waggon to Fullers, the Misses McCoys and
their niece from the City together with Phoebe117, but however lively the
company, I did not enjoy it so much as the times thee was along. I did not
feel so free and at my ease. Perhaps it was because we had no little one
along to make sweet music, or perhaps because I was tormented by a
rheumatic pain in my knee.
The 5th inst. was a high day here to celebrate the anniversary of
Independence. I have never attended such parries - but spent a very
pleasant evening without previous invitation at G.M. Hollenbacks,
along with Phoebe and that good little soul S.C. and her good man, who is in bad health as usual. I need hardly say that thy name was often mentioned, as it always is whenever any of the above named meet, and, need I add, very very often thought of by all our family at all rimes, and by none more
frequently than

thy afft.
Uncle Jo.

PS- The family all send their love. Jacob had a bad spell of the cramp last night about 11 o'clock, all by himself in the dark. S.C. had just handed me the enclosed to forward. The M.C.grs [McCoy girls?] are to be here to tea
this evening. S. looked so roguish when speaking on the subject that I suspect she has been writing about my trip
with them.